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The Battle of the Texel
1673
Willem Van de Velde the Elder

The Battle of the Texel 1673 Willem Van de Velde the Elder

The naval Battle of Texel took place on August 21, 1673 between the Dutch and the combined English and French fleets and was the last major battle of the Third Anglo-Dutch War, which was itself part of the Franco-Dutch War (1672-1678), during which Louis XIV of France invaded the Republic and sought to establish control over the Spanish Netherlands. English involvement came about because of the Treaty of Dover, secretly concluded by Charles II of England, and which was highly unpopular with the English Parliament.

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