Charles V's daughter Margaret of Parma, who has acted as regent of
the Netherlands for the past eight years, resigns this position to
the Duke of Alva, who begins a repressive regime against the
Protestant population, forcing Calvinist to flee to England.
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Editors. "Margaret of Parma resigns the regency of the Netherlands". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 February 2011
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