Wall charts, history and European Identity

EU Culture Programme; Education and Culture DG

Arrival of representatives for Amsterdam at the Welna manor (1650)

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Series:

History of the native country

Timeframe:

Regents and monarchs

Scene of action:

Amsterdam

Illustrator:

Eichman, J.H. en Altmann, H.; T.C. Bruining, del.; A.A. Nunnink, lith.

Publisher:

L. de Fouw, Goes

Year of publication:

1856

Themes:

Nationalism   

In 1650 ado was made over the division of authority over the troops. Stadtholder William II visited the towns involved to discuss the manner. However, Amsterdam refused to receive the stadtholder. Eventually representatives for Amsterdam, Huydecoper and Van der Does, travelled to the Welna manor on the river Amstel in an armoured yacht to commence negotiations with William Frederick. Amsterdam feared for her merchant interests and yielded, promising to receive the prince with much honour.