The Dutch fleet, under Van Tromp, violates English territorial waters by defeating the Spanish fleet, carrying troops for Flanders, that had taken refuge in the Downs.
Editors. "Battle of the Downs". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 February 2010
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