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By Pike and Dyke, A Tale of the Rise of the Dutch Republic
     

By Pike and Dyke, A Tale of the Rise of the Dutch Republic

by G.A. Henty
 

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Classic historical novel. "In all the pages of history there is no record of a struggle so
unequal, so obstinately maintained, and so long contested as that by which the men of Holland and Zeeland won their right to worship God in their own way, and also -- although this was but a secondary consideration with them -- shook off the yoke of Spain and
achieved

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Classic historical novel. "In all the pages of history there is no record of a struggle so
unequal, so obstinately maintained, and so long contested as that by which the men of Holland and Zeeland won their right to worship God in their own way, and also -- although this was but a secondary consideration with them -- shook off the yoke of Spain and
achieved their independence. The incidents of the contest were of a singularly
dramatic character. Upon one side was the greatest power of the time, set in motion by a ruthless bigot, who was determined either to force his religion upon the people of the Netherlands, or to utterly exterminate them. Upon the other were a scanty people,
fishermen, sailors, and agriculturalists, broken up into communities with but little bond of sympathy, and no communication, standing only on the defensive, and relying solely upon the justice of their cause, their own stout hearts, their noble prince, and their one
ally, the ocean." According to Wikipedia: "George Alfred Henty (8 December 1832 - 16 November 1902), referred to as G. A. Henty, was a prolific English novelist, special correspondent, and Imperialist born in Trumpington, Cambridgeshire, England. He is best known for his historical adventure stories that were popular in the late 19th century. His works include Out on the Pampas (1871), The Young Buglers (1880), With Clive in India (1884) and Wulf the Saxon (1895)"

Product Details

BN ID:
2940000742235
Publisher:
B&R Samizdat Express
Publication date:
07/06/2013
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
257 KB

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