maandag 6 februari 2017

Symposium at the Loo Palace

The Williamite Universe is organising  a political historical symposion on the Glorious Revolution.

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Monday, May 15th 2017

1688: ‘The Forgotten Revolution’

Summer 1688. Stadtholder William III is preparing an enterprise at the Palace Het Loo that was to change the world. In deep secret he is organizing an expedition to England. That fall a Dutch fleet of about 400 vessels will cross the North Sea and landed some 17,000 troops on the southern coast of England. The following winter William would play a main role in the ‘Glorious Revolution’, a ‘bloodless’ power shift that forged England into a parliamentary monarchy with William and Mary on the throne.

William’s reign not only transformed England constitutionally, but parliament became a representative power; a revolution of global importance occurred in government financing; religious tolerance was obtained by law; and a free press was allowed. England was set on a path of political stability, growing prosperity and innovation that ultimately resulted into the Industrial Revolution that spread and gave Western European economies a significant lead over other regions.
his one-day symposium at Palace Het Loo on May 15th, 2017 will focus on William and the Glorious Revolution. Four historians will speak and discuss the initiation of the revolution, its course and the ultimateeffects for England, Europe and the world of today.


Steven Pincus, history professor at Yale University, CT, USA has
specialised in English and European History of the 17 and 18th century. With his book ‘1988, The First Modern Revolution’ Pincus has drawn renewed attention to the importance of the Glorious Revolution.

Tony Claydon, history professor at the University of Wales, Bangor, UK. wrote a pioneering book on the Glorious Revolution and is biographer of the King-Stadtholder William III.
David Onnekink is lecturer and researcher at the University of Utrecht, who specialises in international relations in the early modern age.

Johan Carel Bierens de Haan , former Chief Curator of Het Loo Palace. From 2005 to 2010 he held a professorate in heritage at the Free University of Amsterdam
The moderator will be Fred de Graaf, former mayor of Apeldoorn and former Chairman of the ‘Eerste Kamer der Staten Generaal ‘.

The symposium will be organised by the Royal Apeldoorn Foundation in cooperation with Het Loo Palace and Utrecht University.
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