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By Douglas Coombs

I the tale of the perspective of Englishmen to the Dutch within the later 17th century - a narrative of the complicated interaction of engrained hostility and growing to be awareness of universal curiosity - has already been instructed in a few detai1. ! With the dying of the Stadtholder-King, even though, the topic turns out to have misplaced its appeal for the historian. a lot has been written of the workings of the Anglo-Dutch alliance within the years that undefined, yet little has been performed to narrate the boost­ ment of 'official' attitudes and guidelines to the fluctuations and precon­ ceptions of public opinion . . maybe the very intimacy of the 2 nations for many of queen Anne's reign has made enquiries as to what 2 one considered the opposite appear of little second. one of these view will be believable adequate: clash is unquestionably extra mind-blowing and infrequently extra revealing than cohesion. three it's still seen that the subjec­ tion of an alliance to the stresses of struggle may possibly either exhibit the underlying attitudes of the companions to one another and likewise make investments their day by day reactions to every other's behaviour with a heightened value. it is a truism which the current learn is designed to demonstrate. the final word item of this paintings is, via an exam of what 1 See lower than, Ch. II, pp. 16-17 and notes.

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The Country cannot bear it long'. Hill, too, reported that this Province of Holland. which is the only one now in order, is a good deal aggrieved by the prohibition of trade and correspondence, and take it very unkindly that we did force them into it, 1 L'Hermitage to States-General (transcript), 19/30 Nov. '703, London, Add. Ms. 17677 WWW ; Marlborough to He1nsius, 26 Nov. ), " H01l, p. 98; Marlborougb to Buya, 7 Dec. 1703, St. James', MwN'''Y, i, p. , i, pp. 221-3, Marlborougb to Witsen, 21 Dec.

In letters to Godolphin and Heinsius he complained bitterly of the conduct of the Dutch generals. 'If I might have miUions given mee', he told the Pensionary, t o serve another yeare and be obliged to doe nothing but by the unaninwus consent of the Generals, I would much sooner dye; for besides that nothing can be a secritt, all disjplin after the maner wee live must be lost .... He wrote too of the ill effect that 'unreasonable opposition' had had on his health, and declared his intention of having nothing to do with the command of Dutch troops for the future except under very different conditions.

M. Plantations directly to any foreign country'. to injoyn their privateers in these parts not to di~turb H. M. subjects m thIS trade, you must in like manner require all the pnvateers under your jurisdiction not to molest any of the Dutch in their trade to and from. t~e Spanish Dominions except only in case of their carrying stores and ammumtlOn of war. Appropriate instructions were sent to the Captains of privateers in May. By thus yielding to the inlportuuities of the colonists the ministry had abandoned the principle of a universal prohibition of trade with the enemy and had thus made their own position in insisting that the Dutch continue this prohibition in Europe less unassailable.

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