To enunciate these demands categorically, a deputation of the estates-general came to Luxemburg.
To assemble the estates-general was idle, if they were to be forbidden the settlement of the great question at issue.
By the estates-general they meant the same body before which, in 1555, Charles had resigned his sovereignty to Philip.
This done, the remaining matters could be disposed of by the assembly of the estates-general.
While these matters were in progress, an important movement was made by the estates-general.
The estates-general were only twice summoned, and gained no further privileges.
The parliament, in justifying its opposition, had declared that taxes in France could be laid only by the estates-general.
The placards and ordinances against heresy should be suspended until the estates-general had decided on the matter.