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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP18 Mar 2023 8:35 p.m. PST


"At this time the Netherlands (most of modern Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg and the French provinces of Flanders and Artois) were ruled by the Spanish Hapsburgs. Their misrule, together with religious differences, combined to provoke the Dutch into rebellion. The war was persecuted by both sides over a period of 80 years, ending in the Treaty of Münster in 1648, which formally recognised the Dutch Republic.

With the exception of one item, all the maps and views covering this war were acquired, in the first instance, by the Italian collector, Cassiano dal Pozzo (1588–1657) and his brother, Carlo Antonio dal Pozzo (1606–89). After Carlo Antonio's death in 1689, the collection was eventually sold by his grandson to Pope Clement XI (reg. 1700–21) in 1703. In 1714, it passed to the Pope's nephew, Cardinal Alessandro Albani (1692–1779), from whom it was purchased in 1762 by George III…"

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BillyNM18 Mar 2023 11:31 p.m. PST

A super looking resource, although the comment on misrule provoking the rebellion sounds like what history always says of a successful uprising as the winners are ones who write it.

Porthos19 Mar 2023 5:18 a.m. PST

BillyNM: I tried to find an explanation in English, hopefully this will amend your doubts (;-)):


After the revolt in 1568 (and the actions the Spanish Army took) there was the "Plakaat van Verlatinghe" (Act of Leaving) in 1581. Surely the Netherlands then were not winners yet…)

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP19 Mar 2023 3:23 p.m. PST



Bill N20 Mar 2023 6:40 p.m. PST

I suspect perceived misrule was common in the era. Just because not all instances of misrule lead to successful rebellions should not alter the legitimacy of the complaints by those who did successfully rebel.

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