The Netherlands

by Mary Macgregor

Description:  Story of the struggle for religious liberty in the Netherlands. By the middle of the sixteenth century the little country of the Netherlands was standing at bay, defying those who, with the aid of inquisitions and edicts, were trying to stamp out all who would not subscribe to the Roman Catholic faith. The fight was long and desperate, but it was fought to the death by the Provinces, under the leadership of the hero and liberator of the Netherlands, William of Orange. Often baffled and even beaten, William the Silent struggled on through failure to victory, giving his time, his possessions, and even his life for the sake of his country. Admirable retelling of the narratives given in Motley's Dutch Republic and Prescott's Philip II, with numerous full-page illustrations complementing the text.

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Ages:  13-18
Length:  355 pages
Format:  Paperback, Ebook
Illustrations:  Black and white (paperback),
                     Color (ebook)
Year published:  2007
ISBN:  978-1-59915-184-7
Genres:  History, World History

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Table of Contents

1. The Early Struggles
2. The Abdication of Charles V
3. Philip the Prince
4. Philip in the Netherlands
5. Philip Leaves the Netherlands
6. Granvelle and Orange
7. Orange Opposes Granvelle
8. The Inquisition
9. Granvelle's Downfall
10. The Inquisition Resisted
11. Revenge Taken on the Image-Breakers
12. William of Orange Pacifies Antwerp
13. Orange Leaves the Netherlands. Alva Arrives
14. Alva's Reign of Terror
15. William Defies Alva
16. Alva Avenges the Victory of Heilger-Lee
17. Orange Returns to the Netherlands
18. A General Pardon Proclaimed

19. Montigny's Doom

20. The Sea-Beggars
21. The Capture and Surrender of Mons
22. The Struggle with Spain Grows Desperate
23. The Siege of Haarlem
24. The Patriots Win by Land and Sea
25. The Grand Commander
26. The Siege and Relief of Leyden
27. The Grand Commander Dies
28. The Spanish Fury
29. Don John of Austria
30. Don John's Treachery
31. The Prince of Orange Is Invited to Brussels
32. Don John's Struggles and Death
33. Alexander of Parma
34. The Ban
35. The Duke of Anjou's Reception and Treachery
36. The Plot against Orange and Its Success

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