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Britain and the Dutch Revolt 1560 1700 Hugh Dunthorne

Britain and the Dutch Revolt 1560 1700

Hugh Dunthorne

Published July 15th 2013
ISBN : 9781107239814
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296 pages
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Englands response to the Revolt of the Netherlands (1568 1648) has been studied hitherto mainly in terms of government policy, yet the Dutch struggle with Habsburg Spain affected a much wider community than just the English political elite. ItMoreEnglands response to the Revolt of the Netherlands (1568 1648) has been studied hitherto mainly in terms of government policy, yet the Dutch struggle with Habsburg Spain affected a much wider community than just the English political elite. It attracted attention across Britain and drew not just statesmen and diplomats but also soldiers, merchants, religious refugees, journalists, travellers and students into the conflict. Hugh Dunthorne draws on pamphlet literature to reveal how British contemporaries viewed the progress of their near neighbours rebellion, and assesses the lasting impact which the Revolt and the rise of the Dutch Republic had on Britains domestic history. The book explores affinities between the Dutch Revolt and the British civil wars of the seventeenth century - the first major challenges to royal authority in modern times - showing how much Britains changing commercial, religious and political culture owed to the countrys involvement with events across the North Sea.