Wall charts, history and European Identity

EU Culture Programme; Education and Culture DG

The death of Albrecht Beyling (1425)

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Series:

History of the native country

Timeframe:

Towns and states

Scene of action:

Schoonhoven

Illustrator:

Eichman, J.H. en Altmann, H.

Publisher:

L. de Fouw, Goes

Year of publication:

1856

Themes:

War   

Between 1350 and 1490 AD, Holland and Zeeland were the stage of the Hook and Cod wars. Two groups of noblemen battled for power. Even towns chose side. Important to this war was the disputed succession right of Jacoba of Bayern. Although many Cods had entrenched themselves in the castle of Schoonhoven, Jacoba of Bayern did manage to conquer the town. Every Cod was promised safe withdrawal, apart from the castle’s second-in-command, Albrecht Beyling from Gouda. He was buried alive.