History of the United Netherlands: Volume 3, 1590-1600

History of the United Netherlands: Volume 3, 1590-1600 : From the Death of William the Silent to the Twelve Years' Truce - 1609

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American historian John Lothrop Motley (1814-77) graduated from Harvard in 1831. During 1832 and 1833 he studied in Gottingen before returning to the United States. Already the author of two novels and numerous essays, he began to plan a history of the Netherlands, but, unable to find all the source material he needed in America, he returned to Europe in 1851, this time with his family. His first book on the subject was the widely acclaimed Rise of the Dutch Republic, which covered events up to 1584. Motley published this more ambitious four-volume sequel, covering events in the period 1584-1609, between 1860 and 1867. Volume 3 covers the numerous military and naval clashes, and political manoeuvring, between Spain and the alliance of England and Holland during the period 1590-1600.show more

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  • Cambridge University Press (Virtual Publishing)
  • Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • 1 b/w illus.
  • 1139094890
  • 9781139094894

Table of contents

Advertisement; 21. Effect of the assassination of Henry III; 22. Struggle of the United Provinces against Philip of Spain; 23. Philip's scheme of aggrandizement; 24. Prince Maurice; 25. War in Brittany and Normandy; 26. Return of Prince Maurice to the siege of Steenwyk; 27. Negotiations between Queen Elizabeth and the States; 28. Influence of the rule and character of Philip II; 29. Effect of the death of Farnese upon Philip's schemes; 30. Prince Maurice lays siege to Gertuydenberg; 31. Formal declaration of war against Spain; 32. Archduke-Cardinal Albert appointed governor of the Netherlands; 33. Struggle of the Netherlands against Spain; 34. Mission of the States to Henry to prevent the consummation of peace with Spain; 35. Negotations between France and Spain; 36. Commercial prospects of Holland; 37. Military operations in the Netherlands.show more