Castles In The Netherlands

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Purchase includes free access to book updates online and a free trial membership in the publisher's book club where you can select from more than a million books without charge. Chapters: Kasteel de Haar, Hoensbroek Castle, Kasteel Duivenvoorde, Doorwerth Castle, Kasteel Well, Muiderslot, Castle Brederode, Duurstede Castle, Croy Castle, Breda Castle, Loevestein, Slot Teylingen, Vredenburg, Jansgeleen Castle, Menkemaborg, Ilpenstein, Heeswijk Castle, Slangenburg Castle, List of Castles in the Netherlands, Huis ...
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Purchase includes free access to book updates online and a free trial membership in the publisher's book club where you can select from more than a million books without charge. Chapters: Kasteel de Haar, Hoensbroek Castle, Kasteel Duivenvoorde, Doorwerth Castle, Kasteel Well, Muiderslot, Castle Brederode, Duurstede Castle, Croy Castle, Breda Castle, Loevestein, Slot Teylingen, Vredenburg, Jansgeleen Castle, Menkemaborg, Ilpenstein, Heeswijk Castle, Slangenburg Castle, List of Castles in the Netherlands, Huis Bergh, Fraeylemaborg, Doornenburg Castle, Biljoen Castle, Landsfort Herle, Slot Heemstede, Valkenburg Castle, Drakesteijn, Heeze Castle, Slot Zuylen, Schelmentoren, Laarwoud. Excerpt: Castle Biljoen Castle Biljoen lies between the Veluwe and the IJssel near Velp . This Noble House from the 16th century was rebuilt by Alexander van Spaen (1619-1692) into the present day castle with four equal corner towers. History The castle almost certainly originated as a large farm that was first mentioned in 1076. Only in 1530 did Charles, Duke of Guelders built a castle out of it. The towers also date from this time. From the rest of the building it has not been confirmed what is original and what is not. The family Van Spaen rebuilt the castle around the 1700s into its current state. In 1795 French troops were quartered in the castle. After they left the castle was plundered and the interior largely destroyed. The damage was restored with amongst others ornamental plaster and ceilingpaintings. Ownership The estate was originally called Broekerhof , and was a place where taxes were collected. In 1076 it was donated by Henry IV, Holy Roman Emperor to the Sint-Pieter Chapter in Utrecht . In 1530 it was sold to Charles, Duke of Guelders . He in turn had to sell it again in 1535 because of debts. It came into possession of Charles' general Roelof van Lennep. Roelof's son Carl, mayor of Arnhem , inherited it in 1546. His son Roelof inherited it in turn in 1567. After family...
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  • ISBN-13: 9781155334738
  • Publisher: General Books LLC
  • Publication date: 5/3/2010
  • Pages: 102
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.24 (d)

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