Long Lost Journal Found After 200 Years

Long Lost Journal Found After 200 Years

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The Dutch Revolt was one of the defining moments in the history of Europe. Johan van Oldenbarnevelt was a key figure in this period, helping Prince William the Silent form the Dutch Republic. Unfortunately, Johan was sentenced to death for treason in what many critics say was a “kangaroo court”. For the longest time, an account of his final days was never found. Until now. According to The Guardian, an old diary written by one of Johan’s servants has resurfaced. It details how Johan refused to accept his execution in his final years in prison during his trial. The book …