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Departure and Arrival: Leicester and the Netherlands in 1585, Part I

Elizabeth simply would not let him leave. For a good decade the Earl of Leicester had hoped to lead an expedition to the Netherlands in support of the “cause”, the Protestant revolt against King Philip of Spain. In the summer … Continue reading

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