Editors. "England signs an alliance with the Netherlands". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 February 2011; last revised 30 November -1.
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England signs an offensive and defensive alliance with the Netherlands, setting itself firmly in opposition to the Spain of Philip II.
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