The Dutch 'Beggars of the Sea' increase their attacks on Spanish shipping

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  • Editors

Historical Context Note

  • The Literary Encyclopedia. Volume 1.5.1.00: Dutch and Flemish Writing and Culture, c.800-present.

The Dutch noblemen known as the 'Beggars of the Sea' intensify their attacks on Spanish shipping in the English Channel, cutting off the Duke of Alva's supplies to the Netherlands.
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Citation:
Editors. "The Dutch 'Beggars of the Sea' increase their attacks on Spanish shipping". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 February 2011
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