History of Holland

History of Holland

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"[...]notables, to which were entrusted the election of the town officials and the municipal administration. These bodies were composed of a number of the richest and most influential burghers, who were styled the Twenty-four, the Forty, the Sixty or the Eighty, according to the number fixed for any particular town. These men were appointed for life and their successors were chosen by co-option, so that the town corporations gradually became closed hereditary aristocracies, and the mass of the citizens were deprived of all voice in their own affairs. The Schout or chief judge was chosen directly by the sovereign or his stadholder, who also nominated the Schepens or sheriffs from a list containing a double number, which was submitted to him. The reign of Philip the Good was marked by a great advance in the material prosperity of the land.[...]."show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 518 pages
  • 152.4 x 228.6 x 23.88mm | 703.06g
  • Createspace
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1507675089
  • 9781507675083

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