One window contains the arms of the burgomasters of Amsterdam from 1578 to 1767.
He was appointed secretary to the city (1562) and secretary to the burgomasters (1564).
Fourteen noblemen,three burgomasters,fourteen town-councillors and about twenty common citizens of Stockholm were then drowned or decapitated.
In Belgian municipalities the burgomasters are the heads of the force, which is under their control.
In a short time, however, the latter appears to have been assisted by a council, consisting of 13 consules (burgomasters) and 13 scabini (assessors), who collectively formed the governing and administrative body under the presidency of the bailiff.