journalist, researcher and author
In a nutshell, De hoeve en het hart is about a farmer’s family in Herwijnen, a small village in the Dutch province of Guelders, during the Dutch Golden Age. The letters of several family members have survived during three centuries, and now they are a rather unique historical source, telling the story of these farmers from an inside perspective.
© Bob Bronshoff
The book is based on extensive historical research and provides
exciting tales about horses, dykes, floods, mice and cattle plague, but also about forbidden marriages, fights, manslaughter, religion, honour and love.
November 2, 2020