Spain takes Breda from the Dutch (28 words)

Historical Context Note

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


The city of Breda is captured by Spanish commander Ambrogio Spinola after a siege of eleven months, having been captured for the Dutch by Maurice of Nassau in 1598.

Editors. "Spain takes Breda from the Dutch". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 February 2011
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