The Early Modern Commons

Anno Domini 1672

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Dutch Blue Guard 1701

19 June 2019

German historian Klaus Roider was kind enough to share a find he made in the Neurenberg Archives (!) on the dutch Blue Guards. Their uniforms are reported as being in "full blue",...

De Garde van Willem III ~ William III's Guard

29 March 2019

De redactie kreeg de ingeving eens te kijken in het Marineblad van 1917, waar een referentie stond naar onder andere Colonel Decker, maar ook naar het uniform van de Garde van Stadhouder...

Helperlinie Groningen

9 February 2019

Link to a video fileAbove a link to the video file by local TV, in the Helperline, an extra defense line that was build to protect the town of Groningen from the south. The white building...

D' ontroerde Leeuw ~ The distressed Lion

10 January 2019

"In January 1671 a certain High German Prince, wrote to one of the Dutch Princesses that he was amazed about the silence in Holland about France's preparations for war"   These...