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Events and People Who Made History in the Year 1585 AD

January

January 2: Spain and Catholic France sign Saint League of Joinville

April

April 5: Clemens Crabbeels becomes bishop of Hertogenbosch

May

May 19: Spain confisquates English ships

June

June 23: Spanish army under Tassis beats Amerongen Staatse troops

July

July 7: King Henri III and Duke De Guise signs Treaty of Nemours: French Huguenots loose all freedoms
July 17: English secret service discovers Anthony Babingtons murder plot against queen Elizabeth I
July 25: Amsterdam bans 45 roman catholics
July 29: Friese academy opens

August

August 8: Pope Sixtus excommunicates Hendrik van Navarra (Henri IV)
August 10: English Queen Elizabeth I signs Treaty of Nonsuch: Aid for Netherlands
August 14: Queen Elizabeth I refuses sovereignty of Netherlands
August 17: Antwerp surrenders after 8 months siege by duke of Parma
August 20: English queen Elizabeth I signs Treaty of Nonsuch: aid to Netherland
August 27: Duke van Parma's troops occupy Antwerp

December

December 20: English fleet and earl Robert Dudley van Leicester reach Vlissingen
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