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Spanish Fury

  • Nearly 8000 people died across the 3 day sack of Antwerp
  • Entire Netherlands horrified at what the Spanish troops had done
  • General greed as the troops had not been paid caused it
  • Troops announced as outlaws
  • Led to Pacification of Ghent to be written up
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The Pacification of Ghent

  • November 1576 peace treaty written up
  • United the Netherlands, both the Calvinists and Catholics were horrified so joined together
  • Orange recognised as Stadholder for Holland and Zealand
  • 16 out of 17 provinces signed, Luxembourg did not because Don John was present
  • Virtually united Netherlands
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