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Britain and the Dutch revolt, 1560-1700 [electronic resource] /
Hugh Dunthorne.
imprint
Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2013.
description
xxv, 264 pages : illustrations (black and white), maps (black and white) ; 23 cm
ISBN
0521837472 (hardback : alk. paper), 9780521837477 (hardback : alk. paper)
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Book
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imprint
Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2013.
isbn
0521837472 (hardback : alk. paper)
9780521837477 (hardback : alk. paper)
restrictions
Licensed for access by U. of T. users.
contents note
News from the Netherlands -- Histories and their readers -- The school of war -- The trade of merchandise -- The nursery to nonconformists -- Resistance and reform.
abstract
England's response to the Revolt of the Netherlands (1568-1648) has been studied hitherto mainly in terms of government policy, yet the Dutch struggle with Habsburg Spain affected a much wider community than just the English political elite. It attracted attention across Britain and drew not just statesmen and diplomats but also soldiers, merchants, religious refugees, journalists, travellers and students into the conflict. Hugh Dunthorne draws on pamphlet literature to reveal how British contemporaries viewed the progress of their near neighbours' rebellion, and assesses the lasting impact which the Revolt and the rise of the Dutch Republic had on Britain's domestic history. The book explores affinities between the Dutch Revolt and the British civil wars of the seventeenth century - the first major challenges to royal authority in modern times - showing how much Britain's changing commercial, religious and political culture owed to the country's involvement with events across the North Sea. --
catalogue key
9121425
 
Includes bibliographical references (pages 235-254) and index.
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Advance praise: 'Early modern historians have long recognised that relations between the Low Countries and Britain were close, but never before has the depth and complexity of that relationship been explored in such detail as here in Hugh Dunthorne's Britain and the Dutch Revolt, 1560–1700. This is the distillation of many years of meticulous research and reflection, and the result is an outstanding piece of scholarship.' Alastair Duke, author of Dissident Identities in the Early Modern Low Countries
Advance praise: 'Grounded in an impressive array of primary sources, meticulously researched, and elegantly written, Britain and the Dutch Revolt, 1560–1700 explores the lasting impact of the Dutch Revolt (and of the state, economy, society, and culture that resulted from it) on the inhabitants and the institutions of the British Isles. Indispensable reading for all those interested in early modern Britain, the Dutch revolt and the Dutch Golden Age.' Henk van Nierop, University of Amsterdam
"Early modern historians have long recognised that relations between the Low Countries and Britain were close, but never before has the depth and complexity of that relationship been explored in such detail as here in Hugh Dunthorne's Britain and the Dutch Revolt, 1560-1700. This is the distillation of many years of meticulous research and reflection, and the result is an outstanding piece of scholarship." -Alastair Duke, author of Dissident Identities in the Early Modern Low Countries
"Grounded in an impressive array of primary sources, meticulously researched, and elegantly written, Britain and the Dutch Revolt 1560-1700 explores the lasting impact of the Dutch Revolt (and of the state, economy, society, and culture that resulted from it) on the inhabitants and the institutions of the British Isles. Indispensable reading for all those interested in early modern Britain, the Dutch revolt and the Dutch Golden Age." Henk van Nierop, Professor of Early Modern History, University of Amsterdam
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The Dutch revolt against Spain in the 16th century and Britain's civil wars in the 17th were the first major challenges to royal authority in modern times. Drawing on the pamphlet literature of both upheavals, this book reveals the Netherlands' lasting impact on Britain's commercial, religious and political culture.
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The Dutch revolt against Spain in the sixteenth century and Britain's civil wars in the seventeenth were the first major challenges to royal authority in modern times. Drawing on the pamphlet literature of both upheavals this book reveals the Netherlands' lasting impact on Britain's commercial, religious and political culture.
Main Description
England's response to the Revolt of the Netherlands (1568-1648) has been studied hitherto mainly in terms of government policy, yet the Dutch struggle with Habsburg Spain affected a much wider community than just the English political elite. It attracted attention across Britain and drew not just statesmen and diplomats but also soldiers, merchants, religious refugees, journalists, travellers and students into the conflict. Hugh Dunthorne draws on pamphlet literature to reveal how British contemporaries viewed the progress of their near neighbours' rebellion, and assesses the lasting impact which the Revolt and the rise of the Dutch Republic had on Britain's domestic history. The book explores affinities between the Dutch Revolt and the British civil wars of the seventeenth century - the first major challenges to royal authority in modern times - showing how much Britain's changing commercial, religious and political culture owed to the country's involvement with events across the North Sea.

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