Henry III of France refuses the sovereignty of the Netherlands

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Historical Context Note

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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Editors. "Henry III of France refuses the sovereignty of the Netherlands". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 February 2011; last revised 30 November -1.
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