May we welcome you to this weblog about the French-Dutch and English-Dutch wars of the 17th and 18th century, initially set up around the year 1672, known in Dutch history as 'disaster year'. The blog deals with local, national and international history, military history, art, culture and wargaming.
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17 October 2022
Quite I while ago I posted a link to an old TV programma, amd after overcoming some technical problems I can repost the video here.
5 July 2021
As I have noticed that most of the interest now goes into the facebook page on 1672, I decided it was time to post something here again.The above plate is one of a series of plates...
8 October 2020
This is an undated painting by the Dutch inventor and painter Jan van der Heyden of the city of Veere, probably 17th century, from the Mauritshuis Collection. This Collection...
23 September 2020
Yesterday we talked about William III's guard but it is not quite known that from early 1672 Cornelis de Witt, also had a guard of 50 men, dressed in red coats with yellow...