A Week of On This Day

A busy week again in Dutch and Utrechter history.

November 3 On this day in 1955 Bernardus J Alfrink was  installed as the Archbishop of Utrecht.

On November 4 in 1592 the artist Gerard van Honthorst was born. Here are his complete works.

November 7 in 1956 saw The Netherlands withdraw from the summer Olympics in Australia, due to the Soviet invasion of Hungary. Here is an interesting article.

By Tidningarnas Telegrambyrå [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

November 8  and John van Diest, was named Bishop of Utrecht by Pope John XXII in 1322. Had to go to Wikipedia for information about his life.

November 9, what were you doing on this day in 1989 when the Berlin Wall Fell? Here is an in depth article from London’s Imperial War Museum

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Jon Wilkins

Jon Wilkins is Welsh and lives in England. He is a writer. A Europhile and Remainer, he is a regular visitor to Utrecht and has set his crime novel series in the city.

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