1573

1573 is the year my birth town Alkmaar was liberated from the Spanish oppression. The Eighty Years War, as it was also called, was the Dutch revolt against the Spanish monarch Philips II.

Because it is almost 500 years ago, I will not go into the politics of that time. Suffice it to say the Dutch just didn’t agree with Philips’ ideas…

I made an attempt at recreating the dress of a woman of those days, please read all about the process on the Alkmaar 1573 project pages. Check back often as there will be regular updates. Also, feel free to send me your questions or comments.

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