Wall charts, history and European Identity

EU Culture Programme; Education and Culture DG

The capture of the Royal Charles on the Thames (1667)

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Series:

History of the native country

Timeframe:

Regents and monarchs

Scene of action:

Medway

Illustrator:

Eichman, J.H. en Altmann, H.

Publisher:

L. de Fouw, Goes

Year of publication:

1856

Themes:

Trade    War   

Although peace talks were well under way in Breda to end the Second Anglo-Dutch War, De Witt rejected a cease-fire offer. As ambassador extraordinary of the States, he sent his brother Cornelis along with Lieutenant-Admiral Michiel de Ruyter to sail up the river Thames in order to destroy the English fleet at Chatham. During this battle, the Raid on the Medway, the ship Royal Charles was captured.