The Spanish fail to take Alkmaar (21 words)

Historical Context Note

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


In the Netherlands, Alkmaar, held by the Calvinist rebels, is attacked by the Spanish, but they fail to capture the city.

Editors. "The Spanish fail to take Alkmaar". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 February 2011
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