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Rare map emerges showing Britain's great naval defeat as the Dutch invaded the Medway 350 years ago

Mid June marks the 350th anniversary of arguably the most humiliating defeat of the Royal Navy in British waters. Little remembered today, the Raid on the Medway in June 1667 brought about the end of the Second Anglo-Dutch War, a bitterly fought conflict over control of the seas and trade routes. The raid came after the British victory to control the Channel almost a year before on July 25-26, known as the St James Day Battle, and a devastating raid on Dutch shipping ? Holmes?s Bonfire ? on August 10-20.
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