Episode 4: A straight line boundaryFirst aired: Tuesday, 26 January 2016 at 17.32 hours
In the late Middle Ages the current border between Groningen and Drenthe wasn't much more than a swamp.
The Onstwedder farmers and the farmers from Valthe and Buinen fought their fights about their rights mutually. In 1615 stadtholder Willem Lodewijk gave command to putting up a border. Surveyors Johannes Sems and Johannes de la Haye completed that task. But that didn't stop the fights from happening: it took a good 200 years before the Semslinie, what the border wasa called, took the shape it has today. What's going on with that straight border with a weird nod is what you'll find out in this episode of Qwestie van Tijd.