1576-79, a critical period

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Political period, polarisation got greater

1573, William had become Calvinist

Religious Reasons

  • Calvinist persecution of Catholics in the North. Catholic persecution of Calvinists in the South.
  • William was reliant on Calvinists but he was unable to control them
  • William needed the support of moderate Catholics in order to maintain unity against the Spanish
  • Risk of alienating the Catholics
  • What really happened: the Catholics became evermore concerned by the intolerance of Calvinists

Parma took over from Don John

  • Signed Union of Arras


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