Author Wilhelmus had political insight

Wilhelmus van Nassouwen
Wilhelmus van Nassouwen

In 2017, the Meertens Institute published a paper suggesting that psalmist Petrus Datheen was the author of the Wilhelmus, rather than a confidant of William of Orange. Prof. Els Stronks (Languages, Literature and Communication), who co-wrote theĀ research, delved into the history of our national anthem once again for the podcast 'Klassieke Mysteries'.

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