William of Orange endorses the 'Beggars of the Sea' (27 words)

Historical Context Note

  • Editors
  • The Literary Encyclopedia. Volume 1.5.1: Dutch and Flemish Writing and Culture, 800-present.

Context

William of Orange begins issuing letters of marque to a group of rebel nobles known as the 'Beggars of the Sea', authorizing them to plunder Spanish ships.

Citation:
Editors. "William of Orange endorses the 'Beggars of the Sea'". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 February 2011
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