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Medway, Dutch attack in the

Medway, Dutch attack in the, 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. Anticipating peace negotiations, Charles II had laid up many vessels. 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. Peace was signed at Breda the following month. Part of the stern of the Royal Charles may still be seen in the National Museum in Amsterdam.

J. A. Cannon

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