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The seventy year period that spans the 1548 creation of the Seventeen Provinces through the 1619 Synod of Dort (and the formation of a “Dutch” national identity) forms the core of my stories here at Renaissance Netherlands. Though sometimes I’ll reach back to the 1477 fall of the Burgundian state and forward to the 1672…

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