The Sea Beggars: Liberators of Holland From the Yoke of Spain (Classic Reprint)

The Sea Beggars: Liberators of Holland From the Yoke of Spain (Classic Reprint)

by Dingman Versteeg
     
 

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The revolt of the Netherlands against Spain in 1568, changed the political aspect of the greater part of the world.

It is because of this revolt, and the war of eighty years following, that the people of these United States are not a Spanish-speaking nation, but are, instead, an English

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Excerpt from The Sea Beggars: Liberators of Holland From the Yoke of Spain

The revolt of the Netherlands against Spain in 1568, changed the political aspect of the greater part of the world.

It is because of this revolt, and the war of eighty years following, that the people of these United States are not a Spanish-speaking nation, but are, instead, an English-speaking one.

If Philip II. of Spain, with his Spanish advisers at Madrid, and his governor-general in the Netherlands, had - in their dealings with the Netherland people - practised moderation and had exercised wise statesmanship, the Dutch would not have revolted. Possibly for one century and a quarter longer they would have remained loyal to the Spanish Hapsburgs, and have aided - or at least not opposed - the aims of Spain.

One of those aims was the subjugation and colonization of the entire American hemisphere. At the outbreak of the eighty years' war for Dutch independence, Spanish rule was firmly established far into the territory at present embraced within the boundaries of these United States. And, at the time mentioned, there did not exist a single European Power strong enough to have interposed effectively between mighty Spain and her ambitious aims.

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ISBN-13:
9781331054603
Publisher:
FB &c Ltd
Publication date:
07/09/2015
Pages:
342
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.71(d)

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