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Eighty Years War
Eighty Years War / Dutch Revolt (1568 - 1648)
Posted 27 Jan 2008
In the middle years of the 16th Century the Spanish Netherlands were wracked by secular and religious decent. The first open violence was the iconoclasm of 1566, however the convention is to give the date of 1568 as the beginning of the war, as this was the first year where armies fought open battles.
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