Aural Tapestry: The Royal Court of The Hague

Amalia van Solms
Amalia van Solms (© Rembrandt/WikiCommons)

To mark The Hague’s 750th anniversary in 1998, David Swatling focuses on an important era in the city’s history with the help of two exhibitions. One, Princely Display, presents a vivid picture of court life during the first half of the 17th century; the second, Princely Patrons, displays paints from the collection of Stadholder Frederik Hendrik and his wife Amalia van Solms. The programme also contains a lot of historical information about the Orange princes and their political ambitions during that period. 

Producer: David Swatling