Government of the Spanish Netherlands moves to Spain

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Historical Context Note

Infanta Isabella, co-sovereign of the Spanish Netherlands with her husband Albert of Austria, dies in Brussels. From now on, the Spanish Netherlands are governed directly from Spain. This decision provokes a rising in Brussels, but it is easily suppressed, and the States-General do not meet there again until after the French Revolution, in 1790.
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Editors. "Government of the Spanish Netherlands moves to Spain". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 February 2011
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