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Jan 23 - The Netherlands Splits

Updated: May 18


Today in 1579 a treaty was signed by Holland, Zeeland, Utrecht, and the province (but not the city) of Groningen which effectively split the Netherlands into a Protestant North and Catholic South. Obviously it is a little more complicated than that and may be more about respecting religious freedom than forming a Protestant Republic. This became known as the Treaty of Utrecht. Listen to see what you think...