Wall charts, history and European Identity

EU Culture Programme; Education and Culture DG

Departure of William V (1795)

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Series:

History of the native country

Timeframe:

Wigs and revolutions

Scene of action:

Scheveningen

Illustrator:

Eichman, J.H. en Altmann, H.

Publisher:

L. de Fouw, Goes

Year of publication:

1856

Themes:

Nationalism   

The French troops crossed the frozen rivers into the Republic in the winter of 1794-1795. On January 18th 1795 stadtholder William V fled from Scheveningen to England. His flight marked the end of the reign of stadtholders from the line of Orange, as well as the end of the Republic of the United Seven Netherlands and its army. A political turnover began: the Batavian Republic (1795-1806) was proclaimed.