The Duke of Alva arrests Counts Egmont and Hoorn (26 words)

Historical Context Note

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  • The Literary Encyclopedia. Volume : WORLD HISTORY AND IDEAS: A CROSS-CULTURAL VOLUME.


The Duke of Alva, new Governor of the Spanish Netherlands, arrests Counts Egmont and Hoorn, who had protested against the introduction of the Inquisition in Flanders.

Editors. "The Duke of Alva arrests Counts Egmont and Hoorn". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 February 2011
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