The seventy year period that spans the 1548 creation of the Seventeen Provinces through the 1619 Synod of Dort (and the formation of a “Dutch” national identity) forms the core of my stories here at Renaissance Netherlands.

Though sometimes I'll reach back to the 1477 fall of the Burgundian state and forward to the 1672 Rampjaar (“Disaster Year”), which marks the sunsetting of the Dutch Golden Age.