Elizabeth refuses to accept sovereignty of the Netherlands (45 words)

Historical Context Note

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William the Silent, Prince of Orange, despairing at the course of the war against the Spanish governors of the Netherlands, offers Elizabeth I of England the sovereignty of the Netherlands, but she declines to take it, since it would draw her into conflict with Spain.

Editors. "Elizabeth refuses to accept sovereignty of the Netherlands". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 February 2011
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