Foreland, North and South

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Two famous headlands on the eastern coast of Kent, the South Foreland being 4.8 kilometres (3 mls.) north-east of Dover and the North Foreland marking the southern end of the entry to the Thames estuary. Both appear widely in marine literature and several battles during the 17th-century Anglo-Dutch wars were fought there.

See also downs.

See also downs.

Subjects: Maritime History.

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