Key dates of the Dutch Revolt 1559-1609

Revision particularly for the factual knowledge of the dutch revolt mainly focusing on the key dates.

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Philip II policies were:
Religious uniformity & Centralisation
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When was the event of the Segovia Letters (when Philip refused the advice of the grandees to relax anti-heresy measures and insisted that the grandees implement it)?
1565
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What date did the Netherlands see a release in tensions for 4 decades with public calvinist preaching and iconoclasm?
1566
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What were the two main reasons for the eruption of violence in 1566?
Economic discontent & the growth of heresy
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Name some economic reasons for discontent by 1566
Bad harvest of 1555, merchants feared a resident inqusition would damage trade, the textile industry collapsed due to english exports diverted to germany, Philip used the Netherlands to fund wars abroad.
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Name some governmental reasons for discontent by 1556
The nobles' authority being lessened- Philip seeking advice from Spanish advisors, Philip ordered the strict enforcement of the anti-heresy laws in 1565 by the grandees after the segovia letters, although Egmont & Horne were stadtholders, Philip had been
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What peroid of time was Alva governor-general?
1567- 1573
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What was William of Orange doing in 1568?
He was in Germany raising troops. He won a minor skirmish against Philip at Heilegelei but lost at Jemmingen
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When was Requesens in office?
1573-1576
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When was the council of troubles set up and by whom?
1567, Alva
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When was the 10th penny tax introduced?
1569
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When, and what was the Battle of Lepanto?
A sea battle off the coast of Greece against the Turks, 1571
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What was Breda, in 1575?
A peace settlement initiated by Philip towards the states of Holland and Zeeland, although Philip was not willing to concede much.
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When was the Spanish Fury?
1576
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Was Don John only in office from 1577- 1578?
True
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What were Requesens' 3 main problems?
Lack of money, lack of military support from the army of flanders, Philip unwilling to compromise on religion
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What had happened by the mid 1570's?
Polarisation of religion, geographically
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Did William of Orange ask the Arch duke Matthias to become soverign in 1578?
True
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Was the Union of Arras in 1579, William's actions?
False
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In what year was the Act of Abjuration?
1581
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When was the event of the Segovia Letters (when Philip refused the advice of the grandees to relax anti-heresy measures and insisted that the grandees implement it)?

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What were the two main reasons for the eruption of violence in 1566?

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Name some economic reasons for discontent by 1566

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