Counts Egmont and Hoorn are found guilty of high treason (42 words)

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  • The Literary Encyclopedia. Volume : WORLD HISTORY AND IDEAS: A CROSS-CULTURAL VOLUME.


Counts Egmont and Hoorn, who protested against the imposition of the Inquisition in the Netherlands, are pronounced guilty of high treason and, on 6th February, are beheaded in Brussels. Their deaths fuelled rebellious protests and helped spark the Revolt of the Netherlands.

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Editors. "Counts Egmont and Hoorn are found guilty of high treason". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 February 2011
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