Duke of Alba Sent to Netherlands to Deal With Religious Violence Hot

Duke of Alba Sent to Netherlands to Deal With Religious Violence

Fernando Álvarez de Toledo, 3rd Duke of Alba

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Council of Blood: Fernando Álvarez de Toledo, 3rd Duke of Alba, sent by Philip II of Spain to replace Margaret of Parma as Governor-general of the Netherlands and deal with the growing problem of religious violence, creates a special tribunal to punish Protestants who have been creating political and religious trouble.

Thousands of Dutch Protestants will be convicted of treason, and many will have to flee the Netherlands completely.

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