Wall charts, history and European Identity

EU Culture Programme; Education and Culture DG

William V and the heroes of Doggersbank (1781)

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Series:

History of the native country

Timeframe:

Wigs and revolutions

Scene of action:

Doggersbank

Illustrator:

Eichman, J.H. en Altmann, H.

Publisher:

L. de Fouw, Goes

Year of publication:

1856

Themes:

European history   

On August 5th 1781 the Dutch encountered the British fleet. The battle remained undecided and both parties were forced to retreat. In the Republic this was celebrated like a victory. This would be the last sea-battle of the Republic of the Seven United Netherlands.