Editors. "Duke of Alva avoids a battle with William of Orange". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 February 2011
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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.