Some who are familiar with the history of Western Europe may have heard about the Dutch Revolt in the 16th century, but it is much less known that before this event the Netherlands already shared a history of strife and faction wars. One such conflict, that has been carried over several generations, was that between the factions known as the Cods and the Hooks in the medieval County of Holland.
This historical fiction tells the story of its leading actors, their search for power, respect, wealth or just peace and quiet.
It will take you into the 14th century Low Countries. Experience the rise of the cities, the counter of the nobility, the growing of central power, the first battles of the Hundred Years War, The Black Death and the complicated politics of the Holy Roman Empire.
Holland stands as a midget among giants and must prey from the powerful in order not to get trampled.
- 0.Prologue Frisia 26 September 1345 (revised)
- Part I The Widow and the Regent
- Chapter 1, The Hague, October 1345
- Chapter 2, The Hague, Fall-Winter 1345
- Chapter 3 The Hague, to February 1346
- Chapter 4, France & Holland Summer, 1346.
- Chapter 5, France, Summer 1346.
- Chapter 6, France & The Low Countries, Summer 1346
- Part II Uncle and Niece
- Chapter 7, The Low Countries, Summer 1346 to Spring 1347
- Chapter 8, The Low Countries, Winter and Spring 1347.
- Chapter 9, The Low Countries, Spring and Summer 1347.
- Chapter 10, Hainaut Fall, 1347.
- Part III Count and Empress
- Chapter 11, Holland, Fall 1347- Spring 1348
- Chapter 12, Holland, Summer 1348- fall 1348
- Chapter 13, Holland, fall 1348 - spring 1349
- Chapter 14, The Low Countries, Summer 1349
- Chapter 15, Hainaut and Brabant , Winter 1350
- Part IV Hooks and Cods
- Chapter 16, Hainaut & Holland, Winter to Spring 1350
- Chapter 17, Holland, Spring 1350
- Chapter 18, Holland, Spring 1350
- Chapter 19, Holland, Spring 1350
- Chapter 20, Delft, August 1350
- Chapter 21, Holland & Brabant, Spring to Summer 1350
- Chapter 22, The Low Countries Fall 1350 to Winter 1351
- Epilogue, Luxembourg, Spring 1351
- Writer's note