Document ReferencePw2 Hy 1167
TitleLetter from William Van Heels [Huls], Haye [Hague], Netherlands, to [Robert Harley, 1st Earl of Oxford]; 5 Jun. 1714
Date13 July 1714
Extent2 ff
Content DescriptionSays that he has spoken with both Lord Albermarle and the Grand Pensionary as Oxford requested; reports that both are pleased with the continuance of Oxford's favour, especially regarding the 'Protestant interest'; says that the Pensionary is anxious to restore the 'good understanding and perfect confidence' between England and the Netherlands and would prefer Her Majesty's [Queen Anne's] favour over that of 'any Prince in Europe'; discusses the Pensionary's anxiety over the 'settling of the Barrier' and the diplomatic problems of coming to an agreement with the Emperor; reports that the Netherlands fears for their safety and is tempted to 'embrace the offers of France'; reports on the willingness of himself, Lord Albermarle and 'other friends' to serve the Queen.

Reports that the intention of Lord Marlborough to return to England is causing much speculation; says that Monsieur van Borsselen had leave to 'come over' after the 'Parliament be up'; says they 'speak here of many changes in England with great assurance'.
Termdiplomacy, with Netherlands
diplomacy, between Holy Roman Empire and Netherlands
diplomacy, between France and Netherlands
foreign policy, Netherlands Barrier

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