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William the Silent

Marching at the head of 20,000 soldiers, William of Orange – also known as William the Silent – kept his mind fixed on the Netherlands. As the army marched toward the Rhine and then into Spanish-held lands, William reflected on

Good King Wenceslas

The moon shown brightly this night in the year 928. The reigning lord of the Bohemian land (present day Prague) was out with a bag full of food, clothes and provisions. He was only 25 years old, but already some