Tabula Rasa. The Iconoclastic Fury in the Low Countries
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Tabula Rasa. The Iconoclastic Fury in the Low Countries

(Hans Cools) The Low Countries - 2002, № 10, pp. 12-20

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This article is an overview of the historic iconoclasm that swept through the Low Countries in 1566. By destroying images and desecrating the host, the Reformed Protestants drew a sharp dividing line between themselves and the rest of society. They had an unwavering vision of their goal, which is why, in the decades that followed, they emerged as the most outspoken opponents of Philip II, King of Spain.

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