Re: Re: ‘Dutch Billys’

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@gunter wrote:

Orangism did not start with the foundation of the Orange Order in 1795, Orangism was a hundred years old by then and it would be a lot easier for the rest of us to explore the extraordinary cultural legacy of Orangism, and maybe begin to celebrate its many cultural achievements in Ireland, if the Orange Order put down some of its baggage.

Are we sure that “Dutch” billies are part of this Orange tradition.. My perception on the matter is that this building style was near pan-european in the 18th century, and it’s just the Dutch happened to retain the style to the modern day, while the trend fell out of fashion almost everywhere else in the 19th century.

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