Editors. "Henry III of France refuses the sovereignty of the Netherlands". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 February 2011
[http://www.litencyc.com/php/stopics.php?rec=true&UID=15311, accessed 30 August 2014.]
In the wake of the assassination of William the Silent, the Estates-General of the Netherlands offers the sovereignty of their country to Henry III of France, but he dares not antagonise Philip II and therefore refuses.
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