Industrial History of the Dutch

Industrial History of the Dutch

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1846 edition. Excerpt: ... ridder, meaning knight or squire, attached to their name, might not erroneously be designated as a kind of burgess-nobility/'96 He was brought up to the profession of the law, and had already attained considerable reputation as an advocate when the revolt began. While the majority of his brethren sided (as in similar circumstances elsewhere they have generally done) with the side of authority, Barneveldt fearlessly espoused the cause of justice and freedom. On the approach of the Spanish army in 1572 the president of the high court, and the whole of the bar, with three exceptions, fled from the Hague; and of these Barne veldt was one. He undertook. to act as commissary " DeThou, Hist. Liv. LXXIX. 9" Crowe, Lives of Eminent Tom. VI. p. 383. Foreign Statesmen, Vol. I. p. 153. to the insurgents, and served for two years under---, --1 the Prince of Orange, in that and other capacities. When the invaders had for a time been beaten back, he resumed his practice at the Hague, without relinquishing, however, an active participation in public affairs. His popularity increased, and in I576 he was made pensionary of Rotterdam. He was employed on various embassies and negotiations; and the memorable " Union of Utrecht" is said to have been drawn up by him?7 The first attempt at a federal union was that of 1577, which was termed "the Pacification of Ghent," to which both the Dutch and Belgian provinces were parties, and the terms of which, as they implied no renunciation of allegiance to the King, were in semblance ratified by the vice-regal successor of Alva. But Don John had no mind to keep faith with rebels longer than it seemed expedient to do so. In a few months the amnesty was violated, hostilities broke...show more

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  • Paperback | 116 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 6mm | 222g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236740203
  • 9781236740205