All the Count's men; the war of William V of Holland against the Bishop of Utrecht (1355-1356)

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All the Count's men; the war of William V of Holland against the Bishop of Utrecht (1355-1356)

Type: Bachelor thesis
Title: All the Count's men; the war of William V of Holland against the Bishop of Utrecht (1355-1356)
Author: Nooijer, Ivo de
Issue Date: 2014-08-31
Keywords: Medieval History
Warfare
Holland
Utrecht
Abstract: In 1355-56 Count William V confronted the Bishop of Utrecht with a fully mounted force. Both sides raided and skirmished to control strongholds on the major rivers (Rhine and Waal) and to encircle Utrecht. The final offensive of the count was a chevauchee of almost 3000 horses, which forced the Bishops surrender in June 1356. The forces collected by the count were mostly from Guelders and Holland but also from other principalities which bordered the great rivers. Their interest in trade and tolls is likely to have been a key factor to explain their involvement.
Supervisor: Hoppenbrouwers, Peter
Faculty: Faculty of Humanities
Department: Geschiedenis (Bachelor)
Specialisation: BA History
ECTS Credits: 15
Handle: http://hdl.handle.net/1887/26498
 

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