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Subject: History Facts
Date: Sun, 24 Apr 2005 19:11:04 EDT
"On Feb 16, 1568 the Spanish rulers of the Netherlands decreed that all the
inhabitants would suffer the fate of heretics, they would be put to death.
Executions on such a large scale were obviously impossible, nevertheless, eight
hundred residents were hanged or burned at the stake during the first week,
and many others executed later."