Netherlands Foreign Policy 1558-71

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  • Created on: 08-04-15 12:58



1563 - Imports of British cloth banned (supposedly due to plague outbreak) - most likely b/c Spanish rulers (Cardinal Granvelle) thinks Elizabeth is trying to spread Protestantism

Trade ban revoked within 12 months as placed too much pressure upon both countries

Calvinist riots create brief period of religious tolerance

1567 - Duke of Alba sent to crush heresy

1568 - Spanish ships carrying money to Netherlands take refuge from pirates in Devon and Cornwall ports

By this point, Philip has twice persuaded the Pope not to excommunicate Elizabeth


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