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Spanish soldiers in the Netherlands Artwork by Ron Embleton for 'Look and Learn', a British weekly educational magazine for children which run from 1962 until

Noviembre de 1576, saqueo de Amberes, la "Furia Española", ilustración del maestro Ferré Clauzel para el libro de José Javier Esparza. http://www.elgrancapitan.org/foro/viewtopic.php?f=21&t=16835&p=922866#p922340

Noviembre de 1576, saqueo de Amberes, la "Furia Española", ilustración del maestro Ferré Clauzel para el libro de José Javier Esparza. http://www.elgrancapitan.org/foro/viewtopic.php?f=21&t=16835&p=922866#p922340

Alessandro Farnese (1545-1592), Duke of Parma is rightly considered the foremost general of his age. He reclaimed all of the Catholic south in the Low Countries on the battlefield and might have stabilized the situation permanently had he not been sent to intervene in the latter stages of the French Religious Wars.

Alexander Farnese, Duke of Parma: Spanish commander in the Netherlands

Spain / Battles, Knights..TSiege of Maastricht (1579)(Eighty Years' War).The Siege of Maastricht (present-day the Netherlands), was a battle of the Eighty Years' War which lasted from March 12 - July 1, 1579. In 1579 the city of Maastricht was in the hands of the Dutch rebels, who favoured the Protestant Reformation. On March 12, 1579 the Spanish General Alexander Farnese started to lay siege to the city. In the night of 29 June Farnese managed to get into the city.

1579 Siege of Maastricht.by an anonymous painter.Collection:Royal Palace of Aranjuez,Spain.

Spain / Battles, Knights...The Battle of Ramillies (Belgium), fought on 23 May 1706, was a battle of the War of the Spanish Succession.. In less than four hours Marlborough's Dutch, English, and Danish forces overwhelmed Villeroi's and Max Emanuel's Franco-Spanish-Bavarian army , the Allies were able to fully exploit their victory. Town after town fell, including Brussels, Bruges and Antwerp; by the end of the campaign Villeroi's army had been driven from most of the Spanish Netherlands.

Spain / Battles, Knights...The Battle of Ramillies (Belgium), fought on 23 May 1706, was a battle of the War of the Spanish Succession.. In less than four hours Marlborough's Dutch, English, and Danish forces overwhelmed Villeroi's and Max Emanuel's Franco-Spanish-Bavarian army , the Allies were able to fully exploit their victory. Town after town fell, including Brussels, Bruges and Antwerp; by the end of the campaign Villeroi's army had been driven from most of the Spanish Netherlands.

Battle of Empel or Miracle of Empel (Milagro de Empel in Spanish) was a battle fought on December 7 and December 8, 1585 near the place of Empel, in the Netherlands as part of the Eighty Years' War, in which a Spanish force miraculously escaped destruction and achieved victory. In Spain the battle is still remembered as it is believed that the army was saved due to intervention of Mary of the Immaculate Conception. Painting by Ferrer-Dalmau

The Battle of Empel was a decisive battle.The Spanish force was decimated and backed onto a mountain without food and their fate seemed to be left to the enemy’

Portada de Desperta Ferro, Tercio español, hacia 1550 - Zvonimir Grbasic. Más en www.elgrancapitan.org/foro

Final stand of the Spanish tercio at the Battle of Rocroi against French gendarmes

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