William the Silent, Prince of Orange

Born in 1533 in the Holy Roman Empire; modern-day Germany, to the house of Nassau. He had four younger brothers and seven younger sisters, making him the oldest of twelve. His siblings' names were John, Hermanna, Louis, Mary, Anna, Elisabeth, Katharine, Juliane, Magdalene, Adolf, and Henry. He was raised Lutheran and when his cousin died in 1544, William inherited … Continue reading William the Silent, Prince of Orange

The Anglo-Spanish war

During the mid to late fifteen hundreds the Christian faith went under a great reformation, and countries bounced back and forth between Catholicism and Protestantism depending on the beliefs of the current rulers. England is a good example of this as during the reign of Edward IV he led England to a more protestant country, … Continue reading The Anglo-Spanish war