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

Historical Context Note

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


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.

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