The Life and Death of John of Barneveld, Advocate of Holland, 1609-15

With a View of the Primary Causes and Movements of the Thirty Years' War

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Published: 1873
Language: English
Wordcount: 119,901 / 358 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 27.9
LoC Category: CT
Downloads: 283
mnybks.net#: 5111
Genres: Biography, History
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ile an epoch as any in human history, was second to none of his contemporary statesmen. Yet the singular constitution and historical position of the republic whose destinies he guided and the peculiar and abnormal office which he held combined to cast a veil over his individuality. The ever-teeming brain, the restless almost omnipresent hand, the fertile pen, the eloquent and ready tongue, were seen, heard, and obeyed by the great European public, by the monarchs, statesmen, and warriors of the time, at many critical moments of history, but it was not John of Barneveld that spoke to the world. Those "high and puissant Lords my masters the States-General" personified the young but already majestic republic. Dignified, draped, and concealed by that overshadowing title the informing and master spirit performed its never ending task.

Those who study the enormous masses of original papers in the archives of the country will be amazed to find how the penmanship, most difficult to decipher, of the Advocate me

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