200 Dutch Nobleman Present Petition to Netherlands Regent to End Inquisition

200 Dutch Nobleman Present Petition to Netherlands Regent to End Inquisition

Margaret of Parma
Source: Wikipedia

In Brussels, 200 Dutch noblemen address Margaret of Parma, regent of the Netherlands for her brother king Philip II of Spain.

They present her a petition demanding an end to the Inquisition against Protestantism and a repeal of the many placards, or ordinances, making various heresies capital crimes.

Margaret of Parma agrees to forward the petition to her brother with her support, but after many weeks Philip II rejects the demands. This leads to insurrection, oppression, and finally the Dutch Revolt which creates an independent state.

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