Requesens tries to cut communications between Holland and Zeeland (38 words)

Historical Context Note

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


Don Louis Requesens, Governor of the Netherlands, captures the isles of Duivel and (later) Schouwen, in an attempt to cut comminucations between Holland and Zeeland. The city of Zierikzee on Schouwen holds out until July 1576, but eventually submits.

Editors. "Requesens tries to cut communications between Holland and Zeeland". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 February 2011
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