Tag Archives: Queen Wilhelmina

ESL in the Late Modern Netherlands

Today we are visiting the Dutch Royal Family Archives in The Hague, to be able to study the English letters the former Dutch queen Wilhelmina¬†wrote to her governess Miss Saxton Winter. An edition of the letters was published in 2012, … Continue reading

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Queen Wilhelmina’s English

Earlier this week, NRC Handelsblad, one of the Dutch quality newspapers, published a review of a book called¬†Dear Old Bones. Brieven van Koningin Wilhelmina aan haar Engelse gouvernante Miss Elizabeth Saxton Winter 1886-1935, edited by Emerentia van Heuven-van Nes. Fantastic, … Continue reading


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