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Peter Swart 29th November 2020
Our man in Russia

Our man in Russia

In 1715, Jacob de Bie was the diplomatic representative of the Netherlands in Russia. He lived and worked in Saint Petersburg, the city that was...

Peter Swart 8th April 2020
Passing the Sound

Passing the Sound

On 6th June 1715, the frigate Huis te Warmelo reached the entrance of the Sound with 200 merchantmen and 11 other Dutch warships. The ships...

Peter Swart 1st January 2018
What was written in  the newspaper in 1715?

What was written in the newspaper in 1715?

Three weeks after the accident, the Oprechte Haerlemsche courant reported on the fate of the frigate Huis te Warmelo: ‘Amsterdam on 13th September. The warship...