54.2 The First Anglo Dutch War 1652-54

from  A History of Europe, Key Battles

Nov 20, 2020

 

The Anglo Dutch wars were not only important events in their own right, but also the earliest in a sequence of naval wars which continued into the nineteenth century. At first sight the British Commonwealth government under Oliver Cromwell and the Dutch Republic had much in common and should have been allies, but trade and shipping disputes between them led to a conflict for control of the seas.www.patreon.com/historyeuropewww.historyeurope.netMusic: Henry Purcell - The Fairy Queen; Abdelazer (o...more

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