stadholdership love


from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Same as stadholderate.


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  • Dutch states-general rescinded the exclusion of the House of Orange from the stadholdership following the restoration in England.

    b. The Dutch Republic

  • WILLIAM II succeeded his father, Frederick Henry, in the stadholdership.

    b. The Dutch Republic

  • Maurice of Nassau, son of William of Orange, was only 17 years old when he assumed stadholdership.

    c. The Netherlands

  • He returns to Spain intent upon securing for the Netherlands not political independence through revolution, but freedom of thought under the Spanish crown; and this he thinks to accomplish by procuring the stadholdership for Prince Carlos.

    The Life and Works of Friedrich Schiller

  • It was at this period that Van der Capellen and others started a most violent press campaign not only against the stadholder, but against the hereditary stadholdership and all that the house of Orange-Nassau stood for in the history of the Dutch Republic.

    History of Holland

  • It declared the stadholdership hereditary in the male-line, and its example was followed by Zeeland, Utrecht,

    History of Holland

  • William had resigned his stadholdership in 1568 and had afterwards been declared an outlaw.

    History of Holland

  • Van Hogendorp had drawn up a draft of a constitution on the old lines with an hereditary stadholder, a council-pensionary and a privileged aristocracy, but with large and necessary amendments, and the prince was himself inclined to a restoration of the stadholdership with enlarged powers.

    History of Holland

  • The first eight years of William's stadholdership passed by quietly.

    History of Holland

  • There was deep dissatisfaction throughout the country, and mutual recriminations between the various responsible authorities, but there was some justice in making the stadholder the chief scapegoat, for, whatever may have been the faults of others, a vigorous initiative in the earlier years of his stadholdership might have effected much, and would have certainly gained for him increased influence and respect.

    History of Holland


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