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TNC|NAHC TALK: The Lawyer and the Fox | October 3rd, 2019


by New Amsterdam History Center

The Lawyer and the Fox
A Tale of Tricks and Treachery in New Amsterdam.



Dear Nederlandse Nederlandse,

TNC New York gladly invites The New Amsterdam History Center back for an interesting talk about the fierce struggle between Adriaen van der Donck, and Petrus Stuyvesant on the historic date, October 3rd. 

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The struggle between Adriaen van der Donck, and Petrus Stuyvesant was set in motion when both men clashed in New Netherland. But the roots of their enmity lay in the distant Netherlands. Each year on October 3rd, the Dutch city of Leiden celebrates the lifting of the siege by the Spaniards in 1574. To reward its courage, the Prince of Orange offered the city a choice between tax freedoms or a university. The city opted for the latter and in 1575 Leiden University was founded. One product of its Faculty of Law was Adriaen van der Donck. In 1585 the Frisian University of Franeker was founded, of which Petrus Stuyvesant was a proud alumnus. 

Jacobs' talk will focus on the background and motives of the two protagonists in New Netherland.

Jaap Jacobs (PhD Leiden, 1999) is currently working on a biography of Petrus Stuyvesant. 


Balk - WHEN 2.pngThursday
October 3rd, 2019
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Doors open: 6:00 PM


Balk - WHERE 2.pngThe Warwick Hotel

65 West 54th Street
New York


Balk - INFO 2.pngMembers: $10
Non-members: $15
Language: English


If you would like to attend, please get your tickets via the 'Register here' button below.

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Visitors to this event receive a 15% discount on food and beverage prior to and
after the event at Warwick's 'Randolph's bar'. Check their menu here.


Looking forward to seeing you at this event.

Kind regards,

The team at TNC New York and The New Amsterdam History Center