In 1574 and 2019 burgomasters Van der Werf and Lenferink offer their hands to the fighting citizens of Leiden (again) 😉
Legend has that during the Siege of Leiden, by king Phillips II of Spain, the burgomaster offered his arm as food to the starving people of Leiden an persuaded them to keep fighting. Though this was a choice between probable death by starvation or death by the Spanish soldiers. As ceveral Dutch cities which had surrendered, had been totally destroyed during the same war.
Geen titel. Uit: documentaire fotoserie in uitvoering over Leidens Ontzet. De jaarlijkse 3 Oktober feesten ter herdenking van Leidens overwinning op de Spanjaarden in De 80-Jarige Oorlog. Onderdeel van de UNESCO-lijst van immaterieel erfgoed. Eerste selectie voor Instagram uit jaar 2, 2019.
No title. From: photograpy documentary series in progress on ‘The Relief of Leiden’ . The city’s annual ‘3rd of October’ celebrations to commemorate it’s victory in ‘The Eighty Years War’ on the Spanish. Part of the UNESCO list of Intangible Heritage. 1st Selection for, year 2, 2019.
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