1018 - 1384,
FROM THE FORMATION OF HOLLAND TO THE DEATH OF LOUIS DE MALE.
Origin of Holland. - Its first Count. - Aggrandisement of Flanders. - Its
growing Commerce. — Fisheries. - Manufactures. — Formation of the
County of Guelders — And of Brabant. - State of Friesland. - State of
the Provinces. — The Crusades. — Their good Effects on the State of the
Netherlands. - Decline of the Feudal Power - And Growth of the In.
fluence of the Towns. — Great Prosperity of the Country. - The Flem.
ings take up Arms against the French - Drive them out of Bruges -
And defeat them in the Battle of Courtrai. – Popular Success in Brabant.
- Its Confederation with Flanders. — Rebellion of Bruges against the
Count - And of Ghent under James d'Artaveldt. - His Alliance with
England. - His Power - And Death. - Independence of Flanders. –
Battle of Roosbeke. - Philip the Bold, Duke of Burgundy, obtains the
Sovereignty of Flanders.
FROM THE SUCCESSION OF PHILIP THE BOLD TO THE COUNTY OF FLANDERS
TO THE DEATH OF PHILIP THE FAIR.
Philip succeeds to the Inheritance of Brabant. - Makes War on England as
a French Prince - Flanders remaining neuter. - Power of the Houses
of Burgundy and Bavaria - And Decline of public Liberty. - Union of
Holland, Hainault, and Brabant. - Jacqueline Countess of Holland and
Hainault — Flies from the Tyranny of her Husband, John of Brabant,
and takes Refuge in England. - Murder of John the Fearless, Duke of
Burgundy. — Accession of his Son, Philip the Good. — His Policy. -
Espouses the Cause of John of Brabant against Jacqueline. - Deprives her
of Hainault, Holland, and Zealand. - Continues his Persecution, and de.
spoils her of her last Possession and Titles. - She marries a Gentleman
of Zealand - And dies. - Peace of Arras. - Dominions of the House of
Burgundy equal to the present Extent of the Kingdom of the Netherlands.
Rebellion of Ghent. - Affairs of Holland and Zealand. - Charles the
Rash.-His Conduct in Holland.-Succeeds his Father.- Effects of Philip's
Reign on the Manners of the People. - Louis XI. - Death of Charles,
and Succession of Mary. Factions among her Subjects. — Marries Maxi-
milian of Austria. - Battle of Guinegate. — Death of Mary. - Maximilian
unpopular. — Imprisoned by his Subjects. - Released. - Invades the Ne.
therlands. — Succeeds to the Imperial Throne by the Death of his Father.
- Philip the Fair proclaimed Duke and Count.-His wise Administra.
tion. - Affairs of Friesland. Of Guelders. - Charles of Egmont.-Death
of Philip the Fair.
1506 - 1555.
FROM THE GOVERNMENT OF MARGARET OF AUSTRIA TO THE ABDICATION
OF THE EMPEROR CHARLES V.
Margaret of Austria invested with the Sovereignty. - Her Character and
Government. Charles, Son of Philip the Fair, created Duke of