What was the Second Anglo-Dutch War (1665-1667)?

Introduction The Second Anglo-Dutch War or the Second Dutch War (04 March 1665 to 31 July 1667; Dutch: Tweede Engelse Oorlog “Second English War”) was a conflict between England and the Dutch Republic partly for control over the seas and trade routes, where England tried to end the Dutch domination of world trade during a… Read More

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What was the Battle of Dungeness (1652)?

Introduction The naval Battle of Dungeness took place on 30 November 1652 (10 December Gregorian calendar), during the First Anglo-Dutch War near the cape of Dungeness in Kent. Background In September 1652 the government of the Commonwealth of England, the Council of State, mistakenly believing that the United Provinces after their defeat at the Battle… Read More