A portrait of William Of Orange. By Adriaen Thomasz Key, 1580. Also widely known as William the Silent, main leader of the Dutch revolt against the Spanish that resulted in the formal independence of the United Provinces in 1648. Born in the House of Nassau as Count of Nassau-Dillenburg, became Prince of Orange in 1544.Founder of the branch House of Orange-Nassau, ancestor of the monarchy of the Netherlands.

A portrait of William Of Orange. By Adriaen Thomasz Key, 1580. Also widely known as William the Silent, main leader of the Dutch revolt against the Spanish that resulted in the formal independence of the United Provinces in 1648. Born in the House of Nassau as Count of Nassau-Dillenburg, became Prince of Orange in 1544.Founder of the branch House of Orange-Nassau, ancestor of the monarchy of the Netherlands.

Entsetzung von St. Gilles durch die Protestanten von Nimes (c 1562)

Entsetzung von St. Gilles durch die Protestanten von Nimes (c 1562)

William of Orange, or William the Silent led the Dutch to fight for freedom from the Spanish during the Thirty Year’s War. What a babe!

William of Orange, or William the Silent led the Dutch to fight for freedom from the Spanish during the Thirty Year’s War. What a babe!

Dutch Sea Beggars medal Translation: Rather Turkish than Papist -- In Spite of the Mass

Dutch Sea Beggars medal Translation: Rather Turkish than Papist -- In Spite of the Mass

Philip II of Spain,1554 – 1598, Anthonis Mor.  (sender of the  Spanish Armada)

Portrait of Philip II on Saint Quentin's Day, 1560

Philip II of Spain,1554 – 1598, Anthonis Mor. (sender of the Spanish Armada)

Banquet of the Amsterdam Civic Guard in Celebration of the Peace of Münster, painted 1648, exhibited at the Rijksmuseum.

Banquet of the Amsterdam Civic Guard in Celebration of the Peace of Münster, painted 1648, exhibited at the Rijksmuseum.

Alessandro Farnese, Duke of Parma.  Best general in the Spanish Army of Flanders.  Opponent of Maurice of Nassau

Alessandro Farnese, Duke of Parma. Best general in the Spanish Army of Flanders. Opponent of Maurice of Nassau

The Dutch Revolt and Catholic Exile in Reformation Europe

The Dutch Revolt and Catholic Exile in Reformation Europe (Paperback)

The Dutch Revolt and Catholic Exile in Reformation Europe

The Dutch Revolt and Catholic Exile in Reformation Europe

The Dutch Revolt and Catholic Exile in Reformation Europe (Hardcover)

The Dutch Revolt and Catholic Exile in Reformation Europe

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