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[Spanish domination 1621] Warachtighe beschrijvinghe ende levendighe afbeeldinghe vande meer dan onmenschelijcke ende barbarische Tyrannije bedreven by de Spaengiaerden inde Nederlanden onder de regieringen van den Keyser Carel V, Philips II en Philips III coningen van Spaengien. z. pl., 1621. [Franse titel: ‘De onmenschelicke barbarische en grouwelijcke Tyrannije der Spangniaerden in Nederlandt’], (8)+278 pp.

Full parchment binding in good condition, 4o, oblong. Illustrated with three portraits and 37 historyprints. Last page cut short and restored, but without text loss. Good and complete copy. On p. 1 and p. 143 in old ink the name of Michael Artzen. C1833

Information from 1396 up to 1621, being the year that the twelve-year’truce in the Eighty Year’s War was expired, also called Pax Hispannica. Including reports on the events between 1518-1555 and the accession of King Philip II of Spain in 1556, after which he oppressed the Protestants and those opposing the Spanish rule in the Netherlands. The book had a purpose: terrifying people on Spain’s offenses, fearing them and so avoiding anti-Spanish feelings. The Spanish were brutal and tortured and killed many people, raped many women eand hurt childrens as well. It also deals with many sieges and battles in the 80 year old war. With three portraits of Fernando, Grand Duke of Alba (1507-1582), Luis de Requesens (1528-1576) and Willem de Zwijger (William the Silent), Prince of Orange (1533-1584). The frontispiece shows people hanging on the gallows. It is clear that nothing good could be expected from the Spanish domination.

Pax Hispannica – twaalfjarig bestand tussen Spanje en Republiek – katholieke monarchie – ketters Noordelijke Nederlanden

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