Netherlands, capture of Bois-le-Duc (‘s-Hertogenbosch) by Frederick Henry of Orange fron the Spanish 1629, bronze medal 32mm
Rev: legends with cloudburst and arms
References: Dugn 3851; van Loon II/181-2
Notes: Frederik Hendrik of Orange (1584 – 1647), was the sovereign Prince of Orange and stadtholder of Holland, Zeeland, Utrecht, Guelders, and Overijssel from 1625 to 1647. As the leading soldier in the Dutch wars against Spain, his main achievement was the successful siege of 's-Hertogenbosch in 1629. It was the main Spanish base, a well-fortified city protected by an experienced Spanish garrison and by formidable water defences. His strategy was the successful neutralization of the threat of inundation of the area around 's-Hertogenbosch and his capture of the Spanish storehouse at Wesel.