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English Fury At Mechelen
The English Fury at Mechelen
Mechelen
or the Capture of Mechelen
Mechelen
was an event in the Eighty Years' War
Eighty Years' War
and the Anglo–Spanish War on April 9, 1580. The city of Mechelen
Mechelen
was conquered by Calvinist
Calvinist
forces from Brussels which included a large contingent of English mercenaries. The city was brutally sacked and its religious treasures destroyed or plundered.[2] Prelude[edit] In 1579, the Lordship of Mechelen
Mechelen
was one of the few territories in the Netherlands that had remained loyal to the Spanish King. Most surrounding cities, like Antwerp, Brussels
Brussels
and Ghent
Ghent
were ruled by Calvinists
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Siege Of Leiden
Leiden
Leiden
(/ˈlaɪdən/; Dutch pronunciation: [ˈlɛi̯də(n)] ( listen); in English and archaic Dutch also Leyden) is a city and municipality in the province of South Holland, Netherlands. The municipality of Leiden
Leiden
had a population of 123,856 in August 2017, but the city forms one densely connected agglomeration with its suburbs Oegstgeest, Leiderdorp, Voorschoten
Voorschoten
and Zoeterwoude
Zoeterwoude
with 206,647 inhabitants
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Spanish Empire
The Spanish Empire
Empire
(Spanish: Imperio Español) was one of the largest empires in history. At the time, it was not known as that by the Spanish with the monarch ruling kingdoms in Spain, his possessions in Italy and northern Europe, and in the "Spanish Indies," its New World territories and the Philippines.[1] From the late fifteenth century to the early nineteenth, Spain's crown of Castile controlled a huge overseas territory in the New World.[2][3] The crown's main source of wealth was from gold and silver mined in Mexico
Mexico
and Peru. The empire reached the peak of its military, political and economic power under the Spanish Habsburgs,[4] through most of the 16th and 17th centuries, and its greatest territorial extent under the House of Bourbon
House of Bourbon
in the 18th century
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Battle Of Delft (1573)
A battle is a combat in warfare between two or more armed forces, or combatants. A war sometimes consists of many battles. Battles generally are well defined in duration, area, and force commitment.[1] A battle with only limited engagement between the forces and without decisive results is sometimes called a skirmish. Wars and military campaigns are guided by strategy, whereas battles take place on a level of planning and execution known as operational mobility.[2] German strategist Carl von Clausewitz
Carl von Clausewitz
stated that "the employment of battles ..
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Siege Of Zierikzee
Zierikzee
Zierikzee
(Dutch pronunciation: [ˈzi.rɪk.ˌseː]) is a small city in the southwest Netherlands, 30 km southwest of Rotterdam. It is situated in the municipality of Schouwen-Duiveland, Zeeland. The city hall of Schouwen-Duiveland
Schouwen-Duiveland
is located in Zierikzee, its largest city. Zierikzee
Zierikzee
is connected to Oosterschelde
Oosterschelde
through a canal. In 2001, the town of Zierikzee
Zierikzee
had 10,313 inhabitants. The built-up area of the town was 3.0 km², and contained 4,295 residences.[1] The statistical area "Zierikzee", which also can include the surrounding countryside, has a population of around 10,730.[2] History[edit] Zierikzee, then located on the island of Schouwen, received city rights in 1248
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Battle Of Rijmenam (1578)
Rijmenam
Rijmenam
is a village located in the Belgian province of Antwerp part of Bonheiden. Rijmenam
Rijmenam
has a triangle-shaped open space with tilia trees, which was used for trials by the Franks. In Rijmenam
Rijmenam
the Battle of Rijmenam
Rijmenam
was fought in 1578. External links[edit]Official website (in Dutch)Wikimedia Commons has media related to Rijmenam.Coordinates: 51°00′07″N 4°35′10″E / 51.002°N 4.586°E / 51.002; 4.586This Antwerp location article is a stub
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Battle Of Jodoigne
Jodoigne
Jodoigne
(French pronunciation: ​[ʒɔdɔɲ],[2] Dutch: Geldenaken [ˈɣɛldəˌnaːkə(n)]) is a Walloon city and municipality located in the Belgian province of Walloon Brabant. On January 1, 2006, Jodoigne
Jodoigne
had a total population of 12,440. The total area is 73.31 km² which gives a population density of 170 inhabitants per km². The present municipality includes the villages of Piétrain, Saint-Jean-Geest, Saint-Remy-Geest, Sainte-Marie-Geest, Zétrud-Lumay, Dongelberg, Mélin, Lathuy, Jodoigne-Souveraine and Jauchelette. In the 1568 Battle of Jodoigne, one of the early battles of the Eighty Years' War, the Spanish Duke of Alba defeated a Dutch rebel force under William the Silent. The previous mayor of Jodoigne, Louis Michel, a liberal politician was the Belgian foreign minister from 1999 until 2004 and was the Belgian European commissioner from 2004 until 2009
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Siege Of Deventer (1578)
Deventer
Deventer
(Dutch pronunciation: [ˈdeːvəntər] ( listen)) is a city and municipality in the Salland
Salland
region of the province of Overijssel, Netherlands. In 2017, Deventer
Deventer
had a population of 99,577. The city is largely situated on the east bank of the river IJssel, but also has a small part of its territory on the west bank
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Battle Of Borgerhout
Borgerhout
Borgerhout
is the smallest district of Antwerp. The district houses 45,948 inhabitants (January 2013).Contents1 Geography 2 People from Borgerhout2.1 Born in Borgerhout 2.2 (Former) inhabitants of Borgerhout3 Gallery 4 References 5 External linksGeography[edit] Borgerhout
Borgerhout
is divided in two parts by a highway and the historical walls. The part inside those walls is intra muros (within the walls). It's build arround a big boulevard, the Turnhoutsebaan. The Turnhoutsebaan is the biggest shopping street, offering both food and clothing, in both Belgian as foreigner's stores
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Battle Of Dahlen
A battle is a combat in warfare between two or more armed forces, or combatants. A war sometimes consists of many battles. Battles generally are well defined in duration, area, and force commitment.[1] A battle with only limited engagement between the forces and without decisive results is sometimes called a skirmish. Wars and military campaigns are guided by strategy, whereas battles take place on a level of planning and execution known as operational mobility.[2] German strategist Carl von Clausewitz
Carl von Clausewitz
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Capture Of Geertruidenberg (1573)
Geertruidenberg
Geertruidenberg
(Dutch pronunciation: [ˈɣeːrtrœydə(m)ˌbɛrx] ( listen)) is a city and municipality in the province North Brabant
North Brabant
in the south of the Netherlands. The city, named after Saint Gertrude of Nivelles, received city rights in 1213 from the count of Holland. The fortified city prospered until the 15th century. Today, the municipality of Geertruidenberg
Geertruidenberg
also includes the population centres Raamsdonk
Raamsdonk
and Raamsdonksveer. The municipality has a total area of 29.64 km2 (11.44 sq mi) and had a population of 21,529 in 2017
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Siege Of Lochem (1582)
Lochem
Lochem
( pronunciation (help·info)) is a municipality and a city in the eastern Netherlands. On 1 January 2005, the municipality merged with the municipality of Gorssel.Contents1 Population centres 2 The city of Lochem 3 Transport 4 Photos 5 References 6 External linksPopulation centres[edit] Small hamlets are printed in italics.Barchem Laren Lochem
Lochem
(city)Formerly in Gorssel:Almen Eefde
Eefde
(immediately north of Zutphen) Epse ( near the A1 Amsterdam
Amsterdam
- Berlin
Berlin
motorway) Gorssel HarfsenThe city of Lochem[edit] Lochem, 18 km (11 mi) east of Zutphen, received city rights in 1233.[5] Until the 17th century, it was often besieged and burnt down. After 1700, it became a small market town for the farmers in its surroundings. The village of Laren (Gelderland) has a castle called Verwolde
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Spain
Coordinates: 40°N 4°W / 40°N 4°W / 40; -4Kingdom of Spain Reino de España  (Spanish)6 other official names[a][b]Aragonese: Reino d'EspanyaAsturian: Reinu d'EspañaBasque: Espainiako ErresumaCatalan: Regne d'EspanyaGalician: Reino de EspañaOccitan: Reiaume d'EspanhaFlagCoat of armsMotto: "Plus Ultra" (Latin) "Further Beyond"Anthem: "Marcha Real" (Spanish)[2] "Royal March"Location of  Spain  (dark green) – in Europe  (green & dark grey) – in the European Union  (green)Capital and largest city Madrid 40°26′N 3°42′W / 40.433°N 3.700°W / 40.433; -3.700Official language and national language Spanish[c]Co-official languages in certain autonomous communities Catalan Galician Basque OccitanEthnic groups (2015)89.9% Spanish 10.1% othersReligi
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Dutch Republic
The Hague
The Hague
(de facto)Languages Dutch, Zeelandic, West Flemish, Dutch Low Saxon, West FrisianReligion Dutch ReformedGovernment Confederative republicStadtholder •  1581–1584 William I (first) •  1751–1795 William V (last)Grand Pensionary •  1581–1585 Paulus Buys <
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Kingdom Of England
Unitary parliamentary monarchy (1215–1707)Monarch •  927–939 Æthelstan
Æthelstan
(first)[a] •  1702–1707 Anne (last)[b]Legislature Parliament •  Upper house House of Lords •  Lower house House of CommonsHistory •  Unification 10th century •  Battle of Hastings 14 October 1066 •  Conquered Wales 1277–1283 •  Incorporated Wales 1535–1542 •  Union of the Crowns 24 March 1603 •  Glorious Revol
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England
England
England
is a country that is part of the United Kingdom.[6][7][8] It shares land borders with Scotland
Scotland
to the north and Wales
Wales
to the west. The Irish Sea
Irish Sea
lies northwest of England
England
and the Celtic Sea
Celtic Sea
lies to the southwest. England
England
is separated from continental Europe
Europe
by the North Sea to the east and the English Channel
English Channel
to the south
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