Friday, October 26, 2012
Chapter 3 of my rewrite of An Alternate History of the Netherlands is complete. It covers the Anglo-Dutch Wars (the first two) and ends with England and the United Provinces sealed in an alliance. The ending is different from the last edition. Mary II is proclaimed queen by Parliament, but William II does not become King William III. He's king the same way Phillip II was king when Mary I was on the throne. In name only, and through his wife. After all its religious strife and civil wars, the Dutch consider the island of Britannia more trouble than it's worth, and the Staaten-Generaal is quite content to leave it alone with a friendly regime in place.