The Dutch Revolt
Why is it we are ruled by a distant king? Why is it that we pay taxes to fund his wars, wars which we have no part in? King Philip is our king no longer. We will take back our independence and our freedom. We have a right to worship as we wish, and Philip and his church would see that right removed. We are not heretics; we are humble worshipers of our Lord, being controlled by the arrogant, extravagant men in the Spanish nobility. I urge you: Rise up in the name of all that is just and holy.