Battle of the Downs

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Historical Context Note

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.

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Citation:
Editors. "Battle of the Downs". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 February 2010
[http://www.litencyc.com/php/stopics.php?rec=true&UID=2192, accessed 29 August 2014.]