German military commander Count Mansfeld leaves Dover with 12 000
English troops to aid the Elector Palatine. Louis XIII refuses to
allow this force to land on French soil, so it lands instead in
Holland. However, James I of England refuses to allow his men to
aid the Dutch in defending Breda against the Spanish.
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Editors. "An English army sets off to aid the Elector Palatine". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 February 2011
[https://www.litencyc.com/php/stopics.php?rec=true&UID=15914, accessed 25 February 2018.]
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