vrijdag 13 juli 2012
We can't repeat this often enough: it's always a good idea to visit sites like the Rijksmuseum or any other image bank regulary to check for updates. We found a plate about the siege of the fortress town of Naarden, near Amsterdam, which was taken by the State's troop in september 1673. Of interest are the names that are mentioned in the pamphlet: on the Spanish side we find Lt general Don Fransisco de Agurto, Marci de Wargines and Lt Colonel Count Tilly. On the States' side we read the names of the marine reg. colonels Palm end Weede and the French garrison consisted of companies of Swiss, Reg. Navarre, Normandie, Turenne and de Mothe. Another pamphlet, RP-P-OB-82.378 in the collection of the Rijksmuseum, totals the French garrison to 2500 men. The storming of the town costed the States' troops around 200 dead and 300 wounded, 40 Spanish dead and 100 wounded and on the French side 300 dead and 400 wounded.