Thursday, 21 April 2011

William III and the European balance of power

In the Dutch history magazine Historisch Nieuwsblad as very nice article on William III and his role in establishing the balance of power in Europe by contesting the ambitions of Louis XIV of France: De grote bruggenbouwer

Written in a very pleasant style by Luc Panhuysen, who earlier wrote a book on the Disasteryear 1672. It is in Dutch only, unfortunately. A real pity for the non-Dutch readers, as this article puts several things of the period into a broader (European) perspective.


Big Andy said...

Does our mutual friend Mike Mc Nally have a copy? Andy Copestake.

Wienand Drenth said...

Hi Andy,
Good point! In case you haven't done already, I will inform Mike about this article.