Apology of William of Orange

Hubert Languet. 1581.

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William of Orange was declared an outlaw in 1580 by King Philip II of Spain. William provided this official response and justification of his rebellion before the other Protestant Dutch leaders in December.

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William originally gave his “Apology” in French, but translations in German, English, and Dutch were published the following February, and sent to political leaders throughout Europe.

Metadata Details
Item Type Book
Title Apology of William of Orange
Creator Hubert Languet
Publication Date 1581
Call Number Case E 5 .W67142
Location Special Collections