X. From the end of the Twelve Years' Truce
to the Peace of Munster, 1621-1648.
of Frederick Henry of Orange 139-158
XI. The East and West India Companies.
Commercial and Economic Expansion 159-185
XII. Letters, Science and Art 186-201
XIII. The Stadholderate of William II.
The Great Assembly 202-211
XIV. Rise of John de Witt.
The First English War 212-224
XV. The Administration of John de Witt, 1654-1665,
from the Peace of Westminster to
the Out-break of the Second English War 225-235
XVI. The last years of De Witt's Administration,
1665-1672. The Second English War.
The Triple Alliance.
The French Invasion 236-250
XVII. War with France and England. William III,
Stadholder. Murder of the brothers De
Witt, 1672 251-257
XVIII. The Stadholderate of William III,
XIX. The King-Stadholder, 1688-1702 274-284
XX. The War of the Spanish Succession and the
Treaties of Utrecht, 1702-1715 285-297
XXI. The Stadholderless Republic, 1715-1740 298-305
XXII. The Austrian Succession War and William
IV, 1740-1751 306-315
XXIII. The Regency of Anne and of Brunswick,
XXIV. William V. First Period, 1766-1780 321-326
XXV. Stadholderate of William V (_continued_),
1780-1788. The English War.
Patriot Movement. Civil War. Prussian
XXVI. The Orange Restoration. Downfall of the
Republic, 1788-1795 337-343
XXVII. The Batavian Republic, 1795-1806 344-356
XXVIII. The Kingdom of Holland and the French
Annexation, 1806-1814 357-366
XXIX. The Formation of the Kingdom of the
Netherlands, 1814-1815 367-375
XXX. The Kingdom of the Netherlands--Union
of Holland and Belgium, 1815-1830 376-388
XXXI. The Belgian Revolution. The Separation of
Holland and Belgium, 1830-1842 389-404
XXXII. William I abdicates. Reign of William II.
Revision of the Constitution, 1842-1849 405-410
XXXIII. Reign of William III to the death of
Thorbecke, 1849-1872 411-418
XXXIV. The later reign of William III, and the
Regency of Queen Emma, 1872-1898 419-425
XXXV. The Reign of Queen Wilhelmina, 1898-1917 426-428
THE NETHERLANDS, _about_ 1550
THE NETHERLANDS, _after_ 1648 AFTER p. 444
THE BURGUNDIAN NETHERLANDS
The last duke of the ancient Capetian house of Burgundy dying in 1361
without heirs male, the duchy fell into the possession of the French
crown, and was by King John II bestowed upon his youngest son, Philip
the Hardy, Duke of Touraine, as a reward, it is said, for the valour he
displayed in the battle of Poictiers. The county of Burgundy, generally
known as Franche-Comté, was n