Michiel 2005

Michiel 2005

Posted on 07/27/2007


Photo taken on July 27, 2007



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Text on the Manpad monument

Text on the Manpad monument
The monument was put there in 1817 by the writer David van Lennep, who lived nearby, to commemmorate the battle at the Manpad. The battle at the Manpad never took place however. More folklore then reality.

Text in Dutch:
"Ter eere van
Witte van Haemstede
Grave Floris zoon van Holland
en van
de brave burgers van Haerlem
die met hem
de vreemde mannen langs dit pad
verdreven den XXVI april MCCCIIII
en ter eere van hen
die tot ontzet van Haerlem
bij dit Mannepad hun leven waagden
den VIII julij MDLXXIII"

In English
"To honour Witte van Haemstede, count Floris, son of Holland, and the good people of Haarlem, who with him drove away the strange men along this path on April 26, 1304. And to honour those who put their lives at risk at this Manpad to liberate Haarlem on July 8, 1573."

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