Wall charts, history and European Identity

EU Culture Programme; Education and Culture DG

Antwerp’ citadel after the capitulation (Chassé House) (1832)

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Series:

History of the native country

Timeframe:

Civilians and steam engines

Scene of action:

Antwerpen

Illustrator:

Eichman, J.H. en Altmann, H.

Publisher:

L. de Fouw, Goes

Year of publication:

1856

Themes:

Nationalism    European history   

Belgium was under Dutch control, but wanted to become independent. The great powers ratified a treaty on May 4th 1832 and decided on a trade embargo against the Netherlands. The French wee allowed to besiege Antwerp in order to pressure King William I to surrender the town.