History of the United Netherlands, 1587a eBook

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Title:  History of the United Netherlands, 1587

Author:  John Lothrop Motley

Release Date:  January, 2004 [EBook #4851] [Yes, we are more than one year ahead of schedule] [This file was first posted on April 5, 2002]

Edition:  10

Language:  English

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HISTORY OF THE UNITED NETHERLANDS From the Death of William the Silent to the Twelve Year’s Truce—­1609

By John Lothrop Motley

MOTLEY’S HISTORY OF THE NETHERLANDS, Project Gutenberg Edition, Vol. 51

History of the United Netherlands, 1587

CHAPTER XIII.

Barneveld’s Influence in the Provinces—­Unpopularity of Leicester intrigues—­of his Servants—­Gossip of his Secretary—­ Its mischievous Effects—­The Quarrel of Norris and Hollock—­ The Earl’s Participation in the Affair—­His increased Animosity to Norris—­Seizure of Deventer—­Stanley appointed its Governor—­York and Stanley—­Leicester’s secret Instructions—­Wilkes remonstrates with Stanley—­Stanley’s Insolence and Equivocation—­Painful Rumours as to him and York—­Duplicity of York—­Stanley’s Banquet at Deventer—­He surrenders the City to Tassis—­Terms of the Bargain—­ Feeble Defence of Stanley’s Conduct—­Subsequent Fate of Stanley and York—­Betrayal of Gelder to Parma—­These Treasons cast Odium on the English—­Miserable Plight of the English Troops—­Honesty and Energy of Wilkes—­Indignant Discussion in the Assembly.

The government had not been laid down by Leicester on his departure.  It had been provisionally delegated, as already mentioned to the state-council.  In this body-consisting of eighteen persons—­originally appointed by the Earl, on nomination by the States, several members were friendly to the governor, and others were violently opposed to him.  The Staten of Holland, by whom the action of the States-General was mainly controlled, were influenced in their action by Buys and Barneveld.  Young Maurice of Nassau, nineteen years of age, was stadholder of Holland and Zeeland.  A florid complexioned, fair-haired young man, of sanguine-bilious temperament; reserved, quiet, reflective, singularly self-possessed; meriting at that time, more than his father had ever done, the appellation of the taciturn; discreet, sober, studious.  “Count Maurice saith but little, but I cannot

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