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Netherlands -- History -- Eighty Years' War, 1568-1648

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 6 Collections and/or Records:

Robert Beale collection of letters

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: Vault MSS 457
Scope and Contents Official correspondence of the Kingdom of England and Wales in the reign of Queen Elizabeth I, found among the personal papers of Robert Beale. Most letters are either by him or to him. They deal with the earliest years of the Dutch Republic and the part played by England in the Dutch revolt. Many of the letters were also originally addressed to Sir Francis Walsingham (1530-1590), Beale's brother-in-law, and Elizabeth's Secretary of State. Four letters are addressed to Robert Dudley, Earl...
Dates: 1569-1592

King of Spain Philip II military communique

 Collection — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197233293130]
Identifier: Vault MSS 749
Scope and Contents

Handwritten letter on parchment addressed to Philip II of Spain from the captain of the royal army. The item is a report on the war in the Netherlands. The author suggests that the Netherlands should not be kept so isolated since they could be an easy target for Spain's enemies. It is also suggested that the Church should be informed that some of its priests are assisting the rebellion.

Dates: 1568

Notes on meetings

 Collection — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197233290557]
Identifier: Vault MSS 515
Scope and Contents

Proceedings of a governing body in the Netherlands. These materials appear to be a scribe's record of the meetings of the organization. From analysing the language, paleography, and paper used in the documents, it has been surmised that the items were produced sometime in the seventeenth century.

Dates: approximately 1600-1699

Netherlands official correspondence

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: Vault MSS 484
Scope and Contents The materials were assembled under thematic guidelines. The manuscripts include official correspondence and letters as well as published political pamphlets, decrees, and broadsides. They cover the years 1526 to 1761 with most of the materials in two volumes dated within the 1660s. The issues treated are largely governmental, diplomatic, and political both on the national level and within the province of Zeeland but also include such materials as contracts of the Dutch East India Company...
Dates: 1526-1761

Philip II letter

 Collection — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197233287736]
Identifier: Vault MSS 246
Scope and Contents

Handwritten and signed letter in Spanish dated September 1, 1576. The item is addressed to the Spanish Parliament in Madrid, Spain. Philip appoints John of Austria as governor and military commander in the Netherlands and Burgundy.

Dates: 1576 September 1

Philip II letters to Alonso de Vargas

 File — Box 1: [Barcode: 31197233604377]
Identifier: Vault MSS 505
Scope and Contents 36 letters and documents, all in Spanish. They are mainly in clerical italic scripts, and all have the King's signature (29 are autographed and 7 have the stamped royal signature) with countersignatures by the royal secretaries. All items were sent to Alonso de Vargas (d. 1595), one of the most trusted and able of Philip's commanders. These documents relate to the offensive against the Netherlands revolt during 1574-76, Philip's meticulous preparations to assume the crown of...
Dates: 1574-1591