William the Silent

Zach Spiegel

Photo Courtesy of Wikipedia Commons

The monument that I chose for the assignment is the Statue of Prince William the Silent.  This monument represents a notable figure in Dutch history who played an important role in Dutch independence from Spanish rule, which was an immediate result of the Eighty Years’ War.  The statue draws a connection between Prince William and the Dutch roots of Rutgers University.  What struck me about this monument was its prominent location and the basis for the cause of it being in such a conspicuous spot on campus.


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is an ACLS New Faculty Fellow in the American Studies and History departments at Rutgers University.
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