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In June 1667, during the Second Anglo-Dutch War of 1665 to 1667, the Dutch carried out a daring raid up the River Medway. They captured the 'Royal Charles' at Chatham, which was a particular humiliation for the English because it was originally the Commonwealth warship 'Naseby', which had brought back Charles II from the Netherlands at his Restoration in 1660 and had been renamed by him on that occasion.
oil on canvas
H 121.9 x W 198.1 cm