Religious Wars in the Netherlands

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Religious Wars in the Netherlands: Catholics vs. Calvinists Foreign Words Cortes o the parliament in Spain Reconquista o was merely a war of Christians against Muslims Marranos (Conversos) o Sephardic Jews who were forced to adopt Christianity Stadtholder o Dutch for the office of governor in the United Provinces corresponding to a king in other countries Moriscos o Moslem Arabs in Spain known as Moors who converted to Christianity People Philip II o King of Spain 1556-1598, son of Habsburg Holy Roman Emperor Charles V o Economy of Spain Nobles didn’t want to become business men Don’t manufacture Spend too much money on Turkish wars against the Muslims Duke of Alba o the general sent by Philip II to suppress revolt in the Spanish Netherlands Earl of Leicester William of Orange o Dutch Stadholder. led struggle for Dutch independence from Spain, father of Maurice Geography Castile Ottoman Empire Holland United Provinces (Dutch Republic)
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