1647 Amalie van Solms with Frederik Hendrik & their three youngest daughters by Gerrit van Honthorst (Rijksmuseum)
The ruff and collar are both gone while the ladies and young son are in elegant skirts, although Albertine Agnes is wearing a plain bertha below her neckline. Women's dress is simple and Amalie wears somber black. This is the form dress would take for much of the rest of the century, as will become evident.
To Amalie's left is Maria of Nassau, on Amalie's right is Albertine Agnes who holds hands with her younger sister Henriette Catherine.
Their oldest son, William, lived only to the age of 24, but married a Stuart
Princess, Princess Royal Mary, and sired a boy named William, William III, who married
another Stuart Princess, Mary. They restored stability to Great Britain
by a non-violent coup suborned by Parliament, The Glorious Revolution.
But they had to forcibly pacify Ireland; the root of today's Ulster
Orangemen and part of the root of the recent troubles.
Frederik Hendrik wears the mid-1600s equivalent of a Gulfstream III jet, a suit of armor.