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The first figure of William of Orange shows him in life. I've copied this bit of text from the brochure:
"In honour of God Almighty and in eternal memory of William of Nassau, Prince of Orange, Father of the Fatherland, who valued the prosperity of the Netherlands higher than his own interests or those of his family; who twice, and largely at his own expense, gathered powerful armies and led them into battle under the command of the States; who averted the tyranny of Spain, brought back and restored the true religion and ancient laws; who finally bequeathed the almost fully regained liberty to be confirmed by his son Prince Maurice, heir to the virtues of his father; the truly pious, prudent and invincible hero whom King Philip II of Spain, the terror of Europe, feared, but could neither subdue nor intimidate, but killed with heinous perfidy by the hand of a hired assassin, the United Provinces have commissioned this to be erected as an eternal memorial to his virtues."
William of Orange also left his footprints in my hometown Brielle where he married his third wife Charlotte de Bourbon, a French princess.

Website: http://www.nieuwekerk-delft.nl

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  • Written Jun 1, 2003
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