The Establishment of the Orange Monarchy in 1813-1815. A National Myth
(Matthijs Lok) THE LOW COUNTRIES - 2013, № 21, PP. 208-217
In November 1813 Napoleonic rule in the Dutch provinces collapsed after the defeat of the imperial armies near Leipzig. The Prince of Orange returned from England, where he had been exiled. The establishment of the monarchy is falsely presented as a national liberation after a period of foreign domination. Furthermore it is a myth that King William built his state from scratch.
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