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As we undergo shut-downs, reading will become more important to us. If you are interested in the Restoration naval period or that of the Dutch Seven Provinces, this book is worthy of your attention.

 

This is a very readable, exhaustive narrative and analysis of the longest engagement between two navies recorded. Mr. Fox has an extensive grasp of the political, social, economic and strategic issues that led up to and culminated in this North Sea struggle for maritime dominance between The Seven Provinces and Britain. The prelude to, development and aftermath of this marathon battle is well illustrated with fleet movement maps. The narrative is accompanied by contemporary drawings and paintings. There are also extensive end-notes and appendices on fleet lists, deployment and armament.

 

An engrossing read and thoroughly recommended, available on-line through Seaforth Publishing, paperback, 2018.

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