donderdag 23 december 2010

De invasie van 1688 ~ The 1688 invasion








Twee fraaie plaatjes van de invasie uit 1688, de eerste komt uit de archieven van de Trustees van het British Museum en de tweede is een schoolplaat. Vrolijk Kerstfeest alvast!

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What dutch historians knew already, the 1688 landing of William III, wasn't a holiday trip, nor a coup d'etat, but a full fledged and succesfull invasion by a foreign power of the British Isles. Fortunatly in academic circles this idea has gained foothold as well, so let's give you some nice pics from 1688.

The first one shows the arrival of William in London, courtesy of the Trustees of The British Museum and the second one is a 'school-plate', large drawings used in dutch history lessons. Merry Christmas!

3 opmerkingen:

  1. Vorige week had ik nog een Engelsman op bezoek, die wel goed op de hoogte is van militaire zaken. Heb hem ook mijn 'werk' heb laten zien. Hij was verbaasd te lezen over een 'expeditionary force' en dat er Nederlandse regimenten over zijn gestoken die London hebben bezet. Het hele idee dat het allemaal niet zo helleluja was leeft dus nog niet echt.

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  2. It is interesting to compare the clothing, and the pike blocks, between the two, only weeks apart and the same people. The landing came first and then the entry into London.

    But the slightly later event looks like it could have been in 1648; is it perhaps just how an older artist sees?

    Merry Christmas.

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  3. The colour plates were usually very wel researched, and there should be a booklet with it for the teacher, which I haven't found yet unfortunatly, but it could give some additional info. I agree with you that the clothing looks rather dated, but on the other hand, Romeyn de Hooghe, the engraver of the second plate, isn't always to be trusted either.

    Mr Drenth's historical development aid is greatly appreciated!

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