Spanish Fury & The Pacification of Ghent 1576
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Last updated 10 Jun 2017
The Spanish Fury
The Spanish Fury arose as a result of the Spanish occupation of the Netherlands. Keeping soldiers in the Netherlands was an expensive business. As a result of this paying soldiers became difficult and after months without being paid, Spanish forces finally rebelled. During this rebellion, the Spanish forces raided the Dutch city of Antwerp.
The Pacification of Ghent 1576
The Pacification of Ghent 1576 was a list of demands drawn up by the people of the Netherlands after the Spanish Fury. There were three central demands which included:
All Spanish armed forces were to withdraw from the Netherlands
End of the religious persecution of Catholics and Protestants.
The political independence of the Netherlands was to be restored
The collective demands were known as the Pacification of Ghent 1576.