Buff coat of Henry Casimir i, Stadtholder of Friesland, Anonymous, 1630 - 1640

Buff coat of Henry Casimir i, Stadtholder of Friesland, Anonymous, 1630 - 1640

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Henry Casimir iwas wearing this buff coat (buff-jerkin) as part of his armour when he was fatally struck by a bullet in July 1640 outside the fortified town of Hulst during the Eighty Years’ War. The buff coat, with the bullet hole in the lower back, was kept as a family relic in the collection of the Frisian stadtholders, together with the bullet and bone fragments from the wound. 22

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