History & Origins - Time Lines
Netherlands – Maps:
The Zeeland Province lies in the south west corner of modern day
Netherlands. The southern most section, which includes the red highlight left
and above is isolated from mainland Netherlands by the Westerschelde waterway
which flows through to Antwerp in Belguim. Essentially, Zeeland is a number of
land masses and islands, all north of the Westerschelde being connected by
bridges, dams or dykes.
Netherlands - Town Maps:
Older maps of this region have been located through “Kuyper’s
Atlas” and can be accessed from the following links.
[The actual Kuyper maps are in Acrobat pdf format, but those
offered here have been converted to standard jpg/gif format, quality varies.]
To view the respective maps, click on the name below, recalling
these are from the Year 1866. The maps will open in their own window, simply
close that window.
||Under Augustinius, the conquered territory was formed into an imperial
province, Gallia Belgica, and the frontier strongly fortified.
||The Batavi first brought under Roman rule in the governorship of
||The Franks began swarming over
the land, the branch that gradually overspread Gallia Belgica
being the Salii from their position on the river Saale.
||The bishopric of Utrecht was founded by
Pippin II, and the Anglo-Saxon
missionary Willibrord became first archbishop among the Frisians.
||Treaty of Verdun, assigned central part of empire to the emperor
separating the kingdom of East Francia (later Germany) from West
France). The middle kingdom included the whole of the later Netherlands with the
exception of the portion of the left bank of the Scheldt, which river was made
the boundary of West Francia.
||Death of Lothair. Second son
Lothair (825-869) receives nothern part of his father’s domain,
known as Lotharii Regnum, corrupted late into Lotharingia and
||Treaty of Merssen. Lothair had no heir and this treaty divided his territory
between the kings of East Francia and West Francia.
||East Francia acquire the whole; from 912 to 924 it formed part of
||Lorraine passed in the reign of
Henry the Fowler under German overlordship.
||Henry’s son, Otto the Great, placed it in the hands of his able brother,
Bruno, archbishop of Cologne, for pacification. Bruno divided the territory into
the two duchies of Upper Lorraine and Lower Lorraine. Godfrey of Verdun was invested by
him with the government of Lower Lorraine
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