Publication year: 2020
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Pen & Sword History, 2020
Resource type: Physical
'Seeking Sanctuary' explores the history of people looking for refuge in this country. It starts with those protestant refugees fleeing oppression and persecution from Catholic Spain who ruled the Netherlands in the 16th century. It traces successive waves of peoples in the context of why they fled. At various times this was due to religious persecution, political upheaval, war and ethnic cleansing.