Battle of the Downs (26 words)

Historical Context Note

  • Editors

Context

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.

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 08 December 2016.]