What was the Fourth Anglo-Dutch War (1780-1784)?

Introduction The Fourth Anglo-Dutch War (Dutch: Vierde Engels-Nederlandse Oorlog; 1780-1784) was a conflict between the Kingdom of Great Britain and the Dutch Republic, and the last of the Anglo-Dutch Wars. The war, contemporary with the American War of Independence, broke out over British and Dutch disagreements on the legality and conduct of Dutch trade with… Read More


What were the Anglo-Dutch Wars (1652-1784)?

Introduction The Anglo–Dutch Wars (Dutch: Engels-Nederlandse Oorlogen) were a series of conflicts mainly fought between the Dutch Republic and England (later Great Britain). The first three occurred in the second half of the 17th century over trade and overseas colonies, while the fourth was fought a century later. Almost all the battles were naval engagements.… Read More

What was First Anglo-Dutch War (1652-1654)?

Introduction The First Anglo-Dutch War, or simply the First Dutch War, (Dutch: Eerste Engelse (zee-)oorlog, “First English (Sea) War”; 1652-1654) was a conflict fought entirely at sea between the navies of the Commonwealth of England and the United Provinces of the Netherlands. It was largely caused by disputes over trade, and English historians also emphasise… Read More