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Meeting of princes Wilhelmina at the Goejanverwellensluis (1787)

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  • De aanhouding van Prinses Wilhelmina aan de Goejanverwellesluis, 1787.
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Series:

History of the native country

Timeframe:

Wigs and revolutions

Scene of action:

Goejanverwellesluis at Hekendorp (between Haastrecht and Oudewater)

Illustrator:

Eichman, J.H. en Altmann, H.

Publisher:

L. de Fouw, Goes

Year of publication:

1856

Themes:

Nationalism    European history   

In 1787 tensions between patriots and Orangists were so high that the Republic of the Seven United Netherlands was at the verge of a civil war. Stadtholder William V remained in Nijmegen and undertook no actions. His decisive wife, Wilhelmina of Prussia took control of the situation and secretly travelled to The Hague to restore order. When the patriots discovered this they stopped her at Goejanverwellesluis near Gouda. This incident however, was the direct cause for the Prussian invasion of the Republic.