Duke of Alva avoids a battle with William of Orange

(45 words)
  • Editors

Historical Context Note

In the Netherlands William the Silent, Prince of Orange, leads a rebel army from Ramersdorf into Brabant. He is joined by a force of French Huguenots in anticipation of a battle, but the Duke of Alva avoids direct confrontation and the following months Orange withdraws.
Please log in to consult the article in its entirety. If you are not a subscriber, please click here to read about membership. All our articles have been written recently by experts in their field, more than 95% of them university professors.

Citation:
Editors. "Duke of Alva avoids a battle with William of Orange". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 February 2011
[http://www.litencyc.com/php/stopics.php?rec=true&UID=15083, accessed 02 October 2014.]