Thursday, June 4, 2009
June 4: 'Neath the Iron Hand of Spain (Vol. 19, pp. 253-259)
Count Egmont, the people's hero, was sentenced to death this day in 1658 when the Duke of Alva and the Spaniards put down an uprising. Goethe turned this episode into a play, "Egmont," which is today's selection. Not that interesting.