Wall charts, history and European Identity

EU Culture Programme; Education and Culture DG

Hugo de Groot at Loevestein (1621)

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Series:

History of the native country

Timeframe:

Regents and monarchs

Scene of action:

Castle Loevestein, Poederoijen

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:

War    Religion   

Hugo de Groot, a Dutch lawyer and writer, wrote several theological essays. During the struggle for the highest power in the country, Church or State, he choose the side of the State. Therefore he was imprisoned at castle Loevestein. He escaped by hiding in a book chest.