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This Elibron Classics e-book is a facsimile reprint of a 1921 version by means of the Clarendon Press, Oxford.

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The men from the Army of Flanders were more experienced, while the States’ troops were more disciplined. They also received significant support from the broadsides fired by Dutch vessels at sea. Ultimately what decided the battle was the retreat of some States’ companies, which caused the rapid but rather chaotic advance of the Spanish forces in pursuit of the Dutch, after which the tercios were fiercely attacked by the Dutch cavalry held in reserve, leading to an important victory for the Republic’s army.

Wa a l Münster Schenkenschans Dordrecht Heusden ’s-Hertogenbosch Geertruidenberg Tilburg Wesel Roosendaal Breda J Rheinberg MEIERI Bergen op Zoom Venlo Eindhoven Brill R Ghent R. Sch Dunkirk Antwerp dt Hulst ine Rh Bruges R. 2 Map showing the spread of the Dutch Revolt in the autumn of 1572, with the location of places mentioned later in the text Dutch Revolt to ‘la Guerre de Hollande’ 17 Alva was replaced as governor-general by Requesens in 1573. This time no fewer than 86,000 troops were put into action; they must have consituted the largest army of sixteenth-century Christendom.

Duffy, Siege Warfare, p. 84; Parker, Army, pp. 102, 212; Parrott, Business of War, p. 93. Parker, Army, p. 213; Van Vliet, ‘Foundation’, p. 170. De Cauwer, Tranen, pp. 29–30. Frederick Henry also became stadholder for Groningen and Drenthe in 1640. De Cauwer, Tranen, pp. 52, 93, 106–7, 280–1; Vermeir, In staat, p. 33; Gonzalez de Léon, Road to Rocroi, pp. 217–18, 243. Parrott, Richelieu’s Army, p. 504: such a military council was rare in France, as the bringing together of powerful grands constituted a danger for the government.

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