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.

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