Wall charts, history and European Identity

EU Culture Programme; Education and Culture DG

Last meeting between Philips II and William of Orange (1559)

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Series:

History of the native country

Timeframe:

Explorers and reformers

Scene of action:

Vlissingen

Illustrator:

Eichman, J.H. en Altmann, H.

Publisher:

L. de Fouw, Goes

Year of publication:

1856

Themes:

European history   

This wall chart shows the Spanish Roman Catholic king Philips II in Vlissingen, about to permanently depart the Netherlands. The man whose hand he is shaking is the Protestant prince William of Orange.