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Admiral Command and Conquer Full Movie

ADMIRAL: COMMAND AND CONQUER is a Dutch historical drama about the 17th Century Admiral, Michiel de Ruyter, as he leads his navy in defence of his fledgling nation.
From: Wars of Louis Quatorze on 25 Jun 2020

Dat oude ende dat nieuwe testament (The Old and New Testament, 1526)

By Renske Hoff The title page of this sixteenth-century Dutch Bible carries a simple ownership mark by Walburch van Manderschijt. This Bible, part of the special collections of the Vrije Universiteit in Amsterdam (shelfmark: XC 05039), was printed...

Swiss in Dutch Service

Grenadiers, Infantry Regiments "Hirzel', 'Constant'(?) and 'Stuerler'(?). c. 1748For books on the Dutch army in the War of Austrian Succession and later then these two books will fit the bill.
From: Wars of Louis Quatorze on 22 May 2020

Christian Teachings and Prayers (Christelycke Onderwysingen ende Gebeden, 1695)

This Dutch prayer book features a female signature next to the frontispiece, reading “This book belongs to Marie froonhove” (“Desen bock behoort toe aen Marie froonhove”). Source: book offered for sale on Etsy on 1 December...

Looking at Submarines in the 1740s

This is a diagram of a submarine. It appeared in the Gentleman’s Magazine in 1747, illustrating an article titled “Description of a diving ship, built by order of his most serene highness Charles Landgrave of Hesse Cassel.” The prince...
From: Boston 1775 on 3 Feb 2020

‘Dutch Sam’ the Boxer

Boxing matches or pugilism were very popular spectator sports, not to mention very lucrative with many men willing to fight for prize money. Here we take a brief look at a fight which lasted 58 and a half minutes, with 43 well-contested rounds between...
From: All Things Georgian on 21 Nov 2019

Review: Browne, Surviving Slavery in the British Caribbean

Adam McNeil reviews Randy M. Browne's "Surviving Slavery in the British Caribbean," which explores how enslaved Berbicians attempted to survive slavery in one of the most oppressive slave societies in the Americas.
From: The Junto on 4 Nov 2019

Jan David, Christeliicken Waer-seggher (Christian Truth-teller, 1603)

By Joanna Rozendaal This page features just a name: “Maria Elisabeth de Wale,” the ‘W’ written with a rather peculiar flourish. That is all information this eighteenth-century woman book owner inscribed in one of her books. Normally,...

Susanna Teellinck, the Earliest Known Dutch Reformed Woman Editor and Biographer

In this blog post, Amanda Pipkin draws attention to a little known Dutch editor and biographer, making the important argument that because “authorship” can take many forms for women in the early modern period, we should appreciate the textual...

The 400-Year-Old Rivalry

Liz Covart is the Digital Projects Editor at the Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture and the Creator and Host of Ben Franklin’s World, an award-winning podcast about early American history. On June 29 and 30, the oldest rivalry...
From: The Junto on 26 Jun 2019

Wars and Soldiers in the Early Reign of Louis XIV: Volume 1 - The Army of the United Provinces of the Netherlands, 1660-1687 (Century of the Soldier)

Artist and Author is Bruno Mugnai.   Hats off  to them - Helion have produced another classic study of an influential army. This is the best book of the year I have seen so far. There was a real need for a decent study on the enigmatic...
From: Wars of Louis Quatorze on 25 Feb 2019

Philosophical Explosion

Glass drops demonstration in slow motion(Starts after the ad)Previously, we started a tour through Europe that followed the introduction of an item called a "glass drop,"  "Prince Rupert's drop" or "Dutch tear." [1] Today we will explore the attempt...
From: Conciatore on 19 Oct 2018

Review: The New Tudor and Stuart Seafarers Gallery at the National Maritime Museum, Greenwich

A disclaimer: this post has been written and posted rather more rapidly than usual, as it was only yesterday evening (19 September) that I went with the ‘LadyQJ’ of my Twitter feed (aka Wendy) to the launch event for the four new permanent...
From: Gentlemen and Tarpaulins on 20 Sep 2018

In Touch with the Dutch, or, Fashioning Colonial New York’s Merchant Elite

Today’s #ColonialCouture post is by Cynthia Kok, a doctoral student in art history at Yale University. She is interested in trade and craftsmanship under European colonial governance and imitative material practices inspired by encounters with foreign...
From: The Junto on 13 Sep 2018

Stedman in Suriname

At the online magazine OZY, Kristina Gaddy wrote about John Gabriel Stedman’s memoir of life in Suriname in the 1770s. Stedman was born into a military family, his father a Scotsman who had joined the army of the Dutch Republic and his mother reportedly...
From: Boston 1775 on 12 Aug 2018

Radical Republicans and Early-Modern Democrats: Notes on Palmer’s “Dutch Case”

This post is a part of our “Challenging Democratic Revolutions” series, which explores the ways in which democratic ideologies challenged Old Regimes and how revolutionaries challenged notions of democratic liberty. By Dirk Alkemade ...
From: Age of Revolutions on 30 Jul 2018

June 27

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? New-York Gazette and Weekly Mercury (June 27, 1768).“RUN-away from the subscriber at Hosack, near Albany, an indented Irish servant Man.” The second and third pages...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 27 Jun 2018

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