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The Black Prince
Wednesday, February 8th, 2006, 11:29 PM
Various old schoolplates, giving a short representation of the Netherlands (that includes the Flemish) during the 16th and 17th century.

This was the most warlike time the Netherlands ever had (80 yrs. war with Spain, wars with the English, French etc..) But also the most prosperous, the Dutch fleets sailed/traded over the world and founded colonies like: New Amsterdam(New York), Kaapstadt (Capetown), Nederlands Indie (Indonesia). Also the hunting on whales was one of the great profits the Dutch made venturing through the icy Arctic seas.

51249The Dutch fleet, 17th century

51250Whaler settlement in the Arctic region, 17th century

51251Invention of the bookpress. 16th century

The Black Prince
Wednesday, February 8th, 2006, 11:34 PM
Three more:

51253 Whalehunt 17th century

51254 Liberation of the city Leiden, 16th century

51255 Willem van Oranje-Nassau (William of Orange) shot dead by Balthasar Gerards (he was paid by the Spanish), 16th century

Chlodovech
Tuesday, February 14th, 2006, 12:46 AM
Our golden age! :fhdclap:

Great find... where did you get those schoolplates, if I may ask?