The Netherlands are made independent of the Empire

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  • Editors

Historical Context Note

  • The Literary Encyclopedia. Volume 12: Global Voices, Global Histories: World Literatures and Cultures.

The seventeen provinces of the Netherlands, which had been integrated into the Burgundian Circle of the Holy Roman Empire only the previous year, are now made independent of the Empire, forming a Circle of their own. The Emperor Charles V remains in the Netherlands for the entire year.
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Editors. "The Netherlands are made independent of the Empire". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 November 2010
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