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The Children’s Crusade: A Teenage Recollection of the American Revolution

By Tessa de Boer On August 4, 1781, a glittering frigate left the port of the Dutch isle of Texel. Its name was South Carolina, and it was tasked with transporting military supplies to the nascent United States, taking as many prizes as possible...
From: Age of Revolutions on 25 Apr 2022

Dutch Cuirassiers from Strelets-R

Update today from Strelets-R All our key persons are alive and doing reasonably well under the circumstances.Orion/Red Box guy is OK as well.Mars' boss left Odessa for Kamenets-Podolsky in W.Ukraine further away from hotspots. 
From: Wars of Louis Quatorze on 25 Mar 2022

“The Ghost of Menno Simons”

For a little fun on Hallowe’en 2021, this post provides highlights from a short pamphlet written in the voice of a ghostly Menno Simons. The Dutch-language pamphlet is anonymous and undated, but it from the early 1780s. This was the era of the Patriot...
From: Dutch Dissenters on 31 Oct 2021

Vander Sterre, Het Leven van den H. Norbertus (1623)

Jesuit abbot Johannes Chrysostomus vander Sterre first published his biography of St. Norbert of Xanten in Latin in 1622, exactly 40 years after the saint’s canonization by Pope Gregory XIII. The book saw a Dutch translation the following year, a copy...


What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “DUTCH FANS, upon different constructions.” Yesterday’s entry featured an advertisement for “ROLLING SCREENS for Cleaning Wheat or Flax-seed” placed in the July 18, 1771,...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 22 Jul 2021

The Later Career of Henry DeBerniere

On 18–19 Apr 1775, Ens. Henry DeBerniere was in the column of British troops that marched to Concord and back. Having visited the town looking for cannon the month before, he was probably one of the main guides for his regimental commander, Lt. Col....
From: Boston 1775 on 10 Jun 2021

The Curious Case of Writing Novels about Art: A Guest Post By Brian Howell

The Curious Case of Writing Novels about Art By Brian Howell We all know the adage about those who can, do, and those who can’t, teach. I can apply this not only to my total lack of ability to draw or paint (despite some noble juvenile failures),...
From: The Seventeenth Century Lady on 10 May 2021

Hugo Grotius, The Truth of Christian Religion (1680)

This blog has featured many religious works, and like those texts, this particular example suggests that ownership inscription can reveal one’s affiliation and religio-political position. This copy of Simon Patrick’s 1680 translation of De...

A collection of sailor’s biographies

We’ve added something new to this website: a collection of sailor’s lives. In a number of short biographies, we explore the lives of some individuals and small groups in the data sets we work with, such as the VOC pay ledgers and records of...
From: Maritime Careers on 22 Mar 2021

Henrick Peetersen van Middelburch, Den Bibel. Tgeheele Oude ende Nyeuwe Testament (1535)

Renske Hoff Between 1532 and 1546, the Antwerp printer Henrick Peetersen van Middelburch published two complete Dutch Bibles as well as multiple New Testaments. He did not initiate new translations or publication formats for his editions but efficiently...

Don Giovanni in Flanders

 Spanish attack on a Flemish village,Attr:  Pieter Snayers. (click to enlarge)In the winter of 1603-04, Glassmaker Antonio Neri embarked on what would become a seven-year-long visit to Antwerp, possibly the most productive period of his...
From: Conciatore on 18 Dec 2020

Anglo-Dutch Literature before Milton and Marvell

presented at the launch of Esther van Raamsdonk’s Milton, Marvell, and the Dutch Republic At any other time, I am certain many of us would have met in person to celebrate the publication of Esther’s fantastic book on Anglo-Dutch relations...
From: Early modern/medieval histories on 2 Dec 2020

Broadside: Emerging Empires Collide

 HereThis docu-drama is recommended by a reader Scott in Indiana. Throughout the 17th century, the Dutch and English fought a series of deadly and costly wars over which country would dominate world trade for the next two centuries. They waged...
From: Wars of Louis Quatorze on 24 Nov 2020

Alexander Hamilton’s Missing Years: New Discoveries and Insights into the Little Lion’s Caribbean Childhood

Alexander Hamilton’s life has been documented extensively and his exploits as an adult are well known. His early childhood, however, has long been a... The post Alexander Hamilton’s Missing Years: New Discoveries and Insights into the Little...

Dutch drill figures from 1713

We probably have had these before but they recently came up again and I thought maybe they could do with a bit more attention. See more here 
From: Wars of Louis Quatorze on 17 Oct 2020

Grant for research on seamen and their international contacts

Great news: DutchCulture has awarded us a grant to document and present shared cultural heritage of merchant seamen who sailed on Dutch ships, 1600-2000. Before the age of cheap flights, the vast majority of Dutch who traveled to such faraway...
From: Maritime Careers on 23 Sep 2020

A 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...
From: Conciatore on 21 Aug 2020

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

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The search is at present quite basic and limited. I plan to add a number of more sophisticated features in the future including the ability to filter by blog tags and by dates. I may also introduce RSS feeds for search queries at some point.

Constructing Search Query URLs

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I'll do my best to ensure that the basic URL construction (searchcat?s=...) is stable and persistent as long as the site is around.