Going Dutch: How England Plundered Holland's Glory

Autor: Jardine, Lisa

Editorial: HarperCollins Publisher

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Going Dutch: How England Plundered Holland's Glory : On November 5, 1688, William of Orange, Protestant ruler of the Dutch Republic, landed at Torbay in Devon with a force of twenty thousand men. The Glorious Revolution that followed forced James II to abdicate, and William and his wife, Mary, were jointly crowned king and queen on April 11, 1689. How was it that this almost bloodless coup took place with such apparent ease yet was not recognized as the full-blooded invasion and conquest it undoubtedly was? In this wide-ranging book, Lisa Jardine assembles new research in political and social history, together with the histories of art, music, gardening, and science, to show how Dutch tolerance, resourcefulness, and commercial acumen had effectively conquered Britain long before William and his English wife arrived in London. Going Dutch is the remarkable story of the relationship between two of Europe's most important colonial powers at the dawn of the modern age.

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ISBN 13:9780060774080
ISBN 10:0060774088
Formato:Tapa Dura
Tamaño:9.40" l x 5.70" w x 1.70" h