William the Silent (1533-1584AD)

William of Orange

William of Nassau, Prince of Orange


William the Silent

BY

FREDERIC HARRISON

 

“The Prince is a rare man, of great authoritie, universally beloved, verie wyse in resolution in all things, and voyd of pretences, and that which is worthie of speciall prayse in hym, he is not dismayed with any loss, or adversitie.” Dr. WILSON to Lord BURLEIGH, 3rd December 1576.

 

MACMILLAN AND CO., LIMITED

ST. MARTIN'S STREET, LONDON

1931



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CONTENTS  

CHAPTER I  FAMILY—BIRTH—EDUCATION—EARLY LIFE 1 1533—1556

CHAPTER II  GENERAL AND MINISTER—SECOND MARRIAGE—IN LOYAL OPPOSITION. 1556—1564

CHAPTER III  THE PROTESTANT REVOLUTION. 1564—1567

CHAPTER IV  SEDITION—REBELLION—ALVAR. 1566—1567

CHAPTER V  ALVA—TERROR—DEFEAT. 1567—1569

CHAPTER VI  IN EXILE AND AFFLICTION—THE NASSAU FAMILY. 1567—1580

CHAPTER VII  BEGGARS OF THE SEA—BRILL—ST. BARTHOLOMEW DEFEAT. 1569—1572

CHAPTER VIII  THE DEATH GRAPPLE—NEGOTIATIONS—ABANDONMENT. 1572—1574

CHAPTER IX  REQUESENS—LEYDEN—CHARLOTTE DE BOURBON. 1573—1576

CHAPTER X  DON JOHN—GENERAL UNION—APOGEE. 1576—1578

CHAPTER XI  DISCORD—BAN—APOLOGY. 1577—1580

CHAPTER XII  UNITED STATES—ANJOU—ASSASSINS. 1581—1583

CHAPTER XIII  LOUISE DE COLIGNY—DEATH—CONCLUSION. 1583—1584