What was the Siege of Alkmaar (1573)?

Introduction The Siege of Alkmaar (1573) was a turning point in the Eighty Years’ War. The burghers of the Dutch city of Alkmaar held off the Spanish (who had set up their camp in Oudorp) between 21 August and 08 October 1573, with boiling tar and burning branches from their renewed city walls. The Siege… Read More

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