Two War, Trade and State books stacked on top of a piano with a bottle of champagne

Royal Netherlands Embassy hosts online book launch

The book, War, Trade and the State who’s editors are Kent’s Professor David Ormrod and the University of Leicester’s  Dr. Gijs Rommelse, will have it’s own online book launch later this month. 

Leading scholars from the Netherlands, Britain and the United States will participate in the online book launch and symposium hosted by the Royal Netherlands Embassy in London on 29 April.

War, Trade and the State places the history of Anglo-Dutch conflict during the seventeenth century in a global context, and sheds new light on the rise and decline of the British and Dutch commercial empires.

The event will include discussion of the historical background to Brexit and the potential for retaining close economic and cultural ties with the Netherlands, Britain’s oldest European ally.  The book’s co-editors, Professor David Ormrod and Dr Gijs Rommelse helped to organise earlier symposia at the Marine Etablissement, Amsterdam and the University’s Medway campus at the Historic Dockyard, which formed the basis for the current publication.

The event will be chaired by the Dutch Defence Attache in London, Capt. Wolter Sillevis Smitt in the presence of the Dutch Ambassador to the UK, HE Mr Simon Smits, and the UK Ambassador to the Netherlands, The Hon Peter Wilson CMG.