Letter of reward for the family of Balthasar Gerards

On 10 July 1584 Balthasar Gerards shot William of Orange on the steps of the Prinsenhof in Delft. For this he received a reward from King Philip II of Spain, who accused William of Orange of high treason. Because Balthasar Gerards was executed shortly after the murder, the reward went to his immediate family. This letter of reward from 1590 is the official declaration of the Spanish king.

Shelfmark: KW 1930 A 008