The Princes of Orange: The Stadholders in the Dutch Republic

The Princes of Orange: The Stadholders in the Dutch Republic

by Herbert H. Rowen


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This is an account of the Princes of Orange in the Dutch Republic from William I, "the Silent", to William V, the last and saddest, in their roles as "stadholders." It interweaves their personal lives and characters with the development of the unique institution of the stadholderate and the broad political history of the republic. Without attempting to engage in psychohistory, the book treats the mind and personalities of the stadholders as significant factors.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780521396530
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 09/01/1990
Series: Cambridge Studies in Early Modern History Series
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 268
Product dimensions: 5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.59(d)

Table of Contents

List of illustrations; Preface; Prologue; 1. William I: from courtier to rebel; 2. Maurice of Nassau: defender of the Republic; 3. Frederick Henry: firm in moderation; 4. William II: the challenger; 5. The first stadholderless period: 1 exclusion; 6. The first stadholderless period: 2 return; 7. William III: Stadholder and king; 8. The second stadholderless period: doldrums; 9. William IV: neither revolutionary nor reformer; 10. William V: the era of Anna and Brunswick; 11. William V: the Patriot challenge; Epilogue; Bibliography; Index.

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