Cees Fasseur

Cees Fasseur, lawyer and historian, is Professor of History at the University of Leiden. He has published a number of books on the Dutch colonial past in Indonesia, such as De indologen (The Indologists), De weg naar het paradijs (The Way To Paradise) en Indischgasten. For a number of years he held the post of senior adviser at the Ministry of Justice. He was awarded the triennial prize for biography from the city of Dordrecht for Wilhelmina.

Wilhelmina: Queen Pretty Face

Wilhelmina: Queen Pretty Face

De jonge koningin

(Balans, 1998, 600 pages)

Churchill called her the only man in the Dutch cabinet, and the American president Roosevelt confessed to having been ‘scared to death’ by her. After William the Silent, Queen Wilhelmina is the most famous representative of the House of Orange, as well as being one of the most influential women of the twentieth century.

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