Last Friday (December 28th) me and a friend of mine were taking photos in an old building near the village of Scharwoude, and old is not meant as you might assume reading this blog but more like 1950s old. When we were there I got curious as to what the building was for and decided to find this out.
In the last ‘Research Series’ the Articles of War of 1702 were discussed but now the Articles of 1795 deserve some attention. In this part not only the Articles of 1795 are going to be discussed but also a few theories about professionalization of the judiciary process to see if they fit the ‘present’ situation. Continue reading
A few years ago my grandmother gave me a box wherin she kept her family tree. There were also a few pictures of very distant family members in the early 1900s. I have chosen the pictures that are most appealing to me and the ones that I find fascinating. Enjoy!
First of all I want to apologize about not posting for a while: I was very busy with college and had a few papers due which meant that I did not feel like writing a post but simply watching the telly. While I was writing all these papers someone made a general comment on the use of studying history: we could learn from the past. My immediate response was that we cannot learn from the past by studying history and the only reason I study history is because I like it. After a while the comment started to nag at me because why then would someone study history if you can’t learn a thing from it?
Edit: With this post I also want to kick start a ‘Weekly Writing Challenge’ and write one article every day for a whole week, starting today.
Batavian Republic, Daendels, Elie Luzac, History, Johan Valckenaer, Jonas Meijer, King Louis I, King William I, Kingdom of Holland, Kingdom of the United Netherlands, N.C.F. van Sas, Napoleonic, W. Velema, W.W. Mijnhardt
Now for something that has little to do with history but more with one or perhaps the key aspect of a historical study: reading. Besides my college books and obligatory books for certain courses, I have always loved reading and have read many a novel or fiction book. Continue reading
For the course in which I am enrolled, Modern Europa (Modern Europe), a conference will be organised on democracy in Europe. In this conference the students will all lecture for a brief time and present some of the results of their studies. Continue reading
In 1795 the French Northern Army crosses the Waal and occupies the Dutch Republic, the Stadtholder and his family are forced to flee to England. This revolution, the Batavian Revolution, was made possible with the help of the patriots who fled in 1787 to France and returned en masse with the French army. In these years the patriots were exiled in France but there was much contact between them and revolutionaries in the Republic. Continue reading