Roel Slachmuylders, De verhoren van Briellenaar Jan Bloys van Treslong, de broers Bronckhorst van Batenburg en zestien andere geuzen (The interrogation of Brielle man Jan Bloys van Treslong, the Bronckhorst van Batenburg brothers and sixteen other Beggars) (2018)boek roel klein.jpgThis publication is the third book by Roel Slachmuylders in a series which seeks to share the findings of research into aspects of the Eighty Years’ War with a wider public. The book contains the records of the interrogations of a number of noblemen in Brussels by the Council of Troubles in 1567. Nineteen Beggars, including Brielle-born Jan Blois van Treslong, were captured in the spring of 1567 and beheaded later in Brussels on 1 June 1568.
The book contains a summary in English. The sources consulted are provided on a USB stick.

Erik Swart, De Vrouwen van Willem van Oranje. Vier echtgenotes, een dochter en een zus (William of Orange’s women. Four wives, a daughter and a sister) (2018)
voorkant boekje vrouwen Willem van Oranje klein.jpgThis publication appeared alongside the exhibition of the same name which was displayed in the museum in the summer of 2018. The exhibition marked the national commemoration in 2018 of the 450th anniversary of the start of the Eighty Years’ War. This topic was partly prompted by the marriage of William and Charlotte which took place on 12 June 1575 in St. Catharine’s Church (Sint-Catharijnekerk) in Brielle. As well as his wives Anna van Egmond, Anna of Saxony, Charlotte de Bourbon and Louise de Colgny, this publication also tells the story of William’s daughter Maria and his sister Catharina, the influence that the six women had on William of Orange, and what their political role was in the context of the 16th century.

Tessa Henkes, Saskia Hornikx en Neelson Witte, Het Brielse kloosterleven opgegraven (Brielle’s monastic life excavated) (2018)
boek brielse kloosterleven.jpgIn the spring of 2016 archaeological work was carried out on behalf of Brielle municipal council at a former monastery and convent on Burgermeester van Sleenstraat in Brielle: St. Catharine’s convent and the Cellite monastery. The municipal council wanted to investigate, document and secure Brielle’s religious heritage with this work.
The archaeological work has been translated for a wider public: with a subsidy from the province of Zuid-Holland, Brielle Historical Museum has developed the Publieksbereik Archeologie (Archaeology Outreach) project in collaboration with Ivar Iding KijkenLuister, Streekarchief Voorne-Putten, ADC ArcheoProjecten, The Missing Link and other experts. The most unusual discoveries and finds are included in this attractive publication.

Ronald Prud’homme van Reine, Portretten van Maarten Harperstzn Tromp (Portraits of Maarten Harperstzn Tromp) (2016) 

Roel Slachmuylders, Alva’s Bloedraad en Voorne (1567-1572) (Alva’s Council of Blood and Voorne (1567-1572)), (2015)
The Duke of Alva established a court in 1567 to try people who sympathised with the Uprising: the Council of Troubles, commonly known as Alva’s Council of Blood. This book recounts how the Council went to work, and what this meant for the inhabitants of Brielle and environs.

Roel Slachmuylders, De Brielse stadsartillerie tot de Vrede van Munster in 1648 (Brielle’s town artillery up to the Treaty of Munster in 1648) (2013)
This publication describes the ordinance present in the town prior to and during the Eighty Years’ War: what types of weapons could be found in Brielle, and how many? And for what purposes were they used?

Marijke Holtrop, 100 Jaar Verzamelen (100 Years of Collecting), Brielle Historical Museum (2012)
Boek 100 jaar verzamelen.jpgBrielle Historical Museum celebrated its 110th anniversary in 2012. The museum marked the occasion with an enlargement of the stores, an appealingly refurbished museum and the release of the publication Honderd Jaar Verzamelen (One Hundred Years of Collecting), a summary of the museum’s history and its collection policy.