De Ruyter

Dutch Admiral

Was Michiel de Ruyter the greatest sea commander who ever lived? Or simply the greatest sea-commander of the 17th century?
Publication date:
February 2012
Publisher :
Karwansaray Publishers
Editor :
Jaap Bruijn, Ronald Prud'homme van Reine, Rolof van Hövell tot Westerflier
Language:
English
Series :
Protagonists of History in International Perspective
Illustration :
95
Format Available     Quantity Price
Hardback
ISBN : 9789490258030

Dimensions : 285 X 215 cm
-
+
£50.00

Overview
-

• This book follows the life and career of Michael de Ruyter, one of The Netherland's greatest naval heroes.

Was Michiel de Ruyter the greatest sea commander who ever lived? Or simply the greatest sea-commander of the 17th century?

Some people see him as the man who saved the Dutch Republic, and ensured its independence. He knew how to fight a sea-battle on the grandest scale. He could also haggle like a canny Dutch merchant, achieving the release of Hungarian clergymen from Spanish captivity and that of Dutch sailors from barbarian imprisonment. Louis XIV, often his opponent, called him 'a man who did honour to humanity'.

In this book, nine leading historical authorities, from seven different countries, examine his astonishing career.