Description

The Union of Utrecht unifies seven northern Protestant provinces of the Netherlands against the Catholics, which become a foundation for the later Dutch Republic

Location

Utrecht

Rate

Very important (8)

Sphere

Politics

Quotations

Firstly, the aforesaid provinces will form an alliance, confederation, and union among themselves, as they do hereby form an alliance, confederation, and union, in order to remain joined together for all time, in. every form and manner, as if they constituted only a single province, and they may not hereafter divide or permit their division or separation by testament, codicils, donations, cessions, exchanges, sales, treaties of peace or marriage, or for any other reason whatsoever. Nevertheless each province and the individual cities, members, and inhabitants thereof shall each retain undiminished its special and particular privileges, franchises, exemptions, rights, statutes, laudable and long practiced customs, usages and all its rights, and each shall not only do the others no damage [...]

Union of Utrecht

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