The Dutch 'Beggars of the Sea' increase their attacks on Spanish shipping (30 words)

Historical Context Note

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

Context

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.

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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