List of diplomats of the United Kingdom to the Netherlands

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The Ambassador of the United Kingdom to the Netherlands is the United Kingdom's foremost diplomatic representative in the Netherlands, and in charge of the UK's diplomatic mission in the Netherlands. The official title is Her Britannic Majesty's Ambassador to the Kingdom of the Netherlands.

Since the formation in 1997 of the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW), which is located in The Hague, the British Ambassador to the Netherlands has also been the UK's Permanent Representative to the OPCW, assisted by a Chemical Weapons team at the Embassy.[1]

List of heads of mission[edit]

Envoys to the Prince of Orange[edit]

  • 1575−1578: Daniel Rogers Agent and Special agent 1578-1579
    • 1575−1576: Robert Corbet Special Ambassador
    • 1577: Philip Sidney Special Ambassador
  • 1577−1579: William Davison Resident agent; Special Ambassador 1584-1585; English Councillor 1585−1586
  • 1585−1586: Henry Killigrew and Dr Bartholomew Clerke English Councillors on the Dutch Council of State
  • 1586−1587: Thomas Wilkes Special Ambassador then English Councillor on the Dutch Council of State; also 1578, 1582, and 1590
  • 1587−1589: Henry Killigrew English Councillor on the Dutch Council of State
  • 1588−1593: Thomas Bodley English Councillor on the Dutch Council of State; again 1594−1596
  • 1593−1602: George Gilpin English Councillor on the Dutch Council of State

Ambassadors to the United Provinces[edit]

No representation due to the Third Anglo-Dutch War 1672–1674[2]

Envoys Extraordinary and Ministers Plenipotentiary to the United Provinces[edit]

Ambassadors to the United Provinces[edit]

Envoys Extraordinary and Ministers Plenipotentiary to the United Provinces[edit]

No representation due to the Fourth Anglo-Dutch War 1780–1784[3]

Diplomatic Relations suspended 1795–1802

Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary to the Batavian Republic[edit]

Diplomatic Relations suspended 1803–1813

Ambassadors to the United Kingdom of the Netherlands[edit]

Under the Treaty of Vienna in 1815, the northern and southern Netherlands were united into the United Kingdom of the Netherlands.

The United Kingdom of the Netherlands was dissolved by the secession of the Southern Netherlands in the Belgian Revolution

Envoys Extraordinary and Ministers Plenipotentiary to the Netherlands[edit]

Ambassadors to the Netherlands[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Chemical Weapons team – British Embassy The Hague
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s Gary M. Bell, A handlist of British diplomatic representatives 1509-1688 (Royal Historical Society, Guides and handbooks, 16, 1990).
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z aa ab ac ad ae af ag D. B. Horn, British Diplomatic Representatives 1689-1789 (Camden 3rd Ser. 46, 1932)
  4. ^ London Gazette 5528
  5. ^ William Carr, ‘Trevor, Robert Hampden-, first Viscount Hampden (1706–1783)’, rev. Martyn J. Powell, Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, (Oxford University Press, 2004; online edn, Jan 2008) [1], accessed 10 Aug 2008.
  6. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s J. Haydn, Book of Dignities, 79
  7. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t S. T. Bindoff, E. F. Malcolm Smith and C. K. Webster, British Diplomatic Representatives 1789-1852 (Camden 3rd Series, 50, 1934).
  8. ^ a b c d e f g h i "Previous ambassadors to the Netherlands". Retrieved 2008-10-12. [dead link]
  9. ^ "NICHOLS, Sir Philip Bouverie Bowyer". Who Was Who. A & C Black. Retrieved 2008-10-12. 
  10. ^ "BUTLER, Sir Nevile Montagu". Who Was Who. A & C Black. Retrieved 2008-10-12. 
  11. ^ "GARRAN, Sir (Isham) Peter". Who Was Who. A & C Black. Retrieved 2008-10-12. 
  12. ^ Sir Richard Sykes was murdered by IRA gunmen whilst ambassador
  13. ^ The London Gazette: no. 49583. p. 4. 31 December 1983. Retrieved 2013-01-7.

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