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Dutch attack in the Medway


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1667.

One of the most brilliant of all naval exploits, the Dutch attack upon the Medway anchorage was on 10–14 June, as the English were attempting to recover from the Plague and the Great Fire of London. The Medway was protected by difficult access, sunken ships, and a boom, but the Dutch penetrated the defences and caused consternation. The Royal Charles was towed away to Holland, and the Royal James, the Loyal London, and the Royal Oak sunk.

Subjects: British History.


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