1585 in History
January 2 Spain and Catholic France sign Saint League of Joinville
April 5 Clemens Crabbeels becomes bishop of Hertogenbosch
May 19 Spain confisquates English ships
June 23 Spanish army under Tassis beats Amerongen Staatse troops
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 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 20 English fleet and earl Robert Dudley van Leicester reach Vlissingen