In the epoch of the golden age there was a transfer of power. The Church had for a long time had the most power. Now the citizens were allowed to govern.
The Golden Age
A period of prosperity and wealth and bloom in painting, engineering and science. In this period enter the VOC to Asia and painter Rembrandt the night watch.
Has anyone ever asked you whether you wanted to get rich quick? The Dutch from the 18th century wanted to though. They were going to trade in slaves.