Joan Blaeu's original 'Atlas Maior' (Great Atlas) from the 1660s     De Heere Michiel Adriatnsz De Ruyter Ridder Lt Admirael  Over De Provintie Van Hollandt En Westfrieslandt {b version}  Michiel Adriaenszoon de Ruyter is the most famous, and one of the most   skilled, admirals in Dutch history, and is particularly renowned for   his  role in the Anglo-Dutch Wars of the 17th century. [W]

Michiel Adriaenszoon de Ruyter is the most famous, and one of the most skilled, admirals in Dutch history, and is particularly renowned for his role in the Anglo-Dutch Wars of the century.

Netherlands, 1907. Michiel Adriaenszoon de Ruyter (24 March 1607 – 29 April 1676) was a Dutch admiral. He is the most famous and one of the most skilled admirals in Dutch history, most famous for his role in the Anglo-Dutch Wars of the 17th century.

Netherlands, 1907. Michiel Adriaenszoon de Ruyter (24 March 1607 – 29 April 1676) was a Dutch admiral. He is the most famous and one of the most skilled admirals in Dutch history, most famous for his role in the Anglo-Dutch Wars of the 17th century.

Anglo-Dutch Wars: Admiral Michiel de Ruyter: Lieutenant-Admiral Michiel de Ruyter by Ferdinand Bol, 1667

Anglo-Dutch Wars: Admiral Michiel de Ruyter

Admiral Michiel de Ruyter was one of the Netherlands' great admirals who was active during the Anglo-Dutch Wars & led the daring raid on the Medway in

1950's. House of Michiel Adriaansz de Ruyter at the Prins Hendrikkade 131 in Amsterdam. Michiel Adriaenszoon de Ruyter was a Dutch admiral. He is the most famous and one of the most skilled admirals in Dutch history, most famous for his role in the Anglo-Dutch Wars of the 17th century. Photo Spaarnestad. #amsterdam #1950 #deruyter

1950's. House of Michiel Adriaansz de Ruyter at the Prins Hendrikkade 131 in Amsterdam. Michiel Adriaenszoon de Ruyter was a Dutch admiral. He is the most famous and one of the most skilled admirals in Dutch history, most famous for his role in the Anglo-Dutch Wars of the 17th century. Photo Spaarnestad. #amsterdam #1950 #deruyter

The Jerome Gregory Coach Clock, 1660-70  The  timepiece features a silver case engraved by Hallam with a sea battle during the Anglo-Dutch wars. The movement by Jeremie (or Jerome) Gregory of the Royal Exchange. London, about 1660-70.  Larger than a typical pocket watch, this object would still have fit neatly in a gentleman’s pocket, but was also big enough that it could be seen by others riding in a coach should the clock be displayed on a hook or strap.

Silver case, engraved by Hallam with a sea battle during the Anglo-Dutch wars. Movement by Jeremie Gregory, Royal Exchange.

Anglo-Dutch Wars: Admiral Michiel de Ruyter

Anglo-Dutch Wars: Admiral Michiel de Ruyter

Admiral Michiel de Ruyter was one of the Netherlands' great admirals who was active during the Anglo-Dutch Wars & led the daring raid on the Medway in

Tilbury Fort Gatehouse Essex England is on the north, Essex, bank of the River Thames in England and was built to defend London from attack from the sea, particularly during the Spanish Armada and the Anglo-Dutch Wars.

Tilbury Fort Gatehouse Essex England is on the north, Essex, bank of the River Thames in England and was built to defend London from attack from the sea, particularly during the Spanish Armada and the Anglo-Dutch Wars.

Anglo-Dutch Wars: Admiral Michiel de Ruyter: Lieutenant-Admiral Michiel de Ruyter by Ferdinand Bol, 1667

Anglo-Dutch Wars: Admiral Michiel de Ruyter

Bol, Portrait of Michiel de Ruyter. ~ Michiel Adriaenszoon de Ruyter, Lieutenant-Admiral-General of the United Provinces

Michiel de Ruyter: is the most famous and one of the most skilled admirals in Dutch history, most famous for his role in the Anglo-Dutch Wars of the 17th century. He fought the English and French and scored several major victories against them, the best known probably being the Raid on the Medway. The pious De Ruyter was very much loved by his sailors and soldiers; from them his most significant nickname derived: Bestevaêr (older Dutch for 'grandfather'.)

Michiel de Ruyter: is the most famous and one of the most skilled admirals in Dutch history, most famous for his role in the Anglo-Dutch Wars of the 17th century. He fought the English and French and scored several major victories against them, the best known probably being the Raid on the Medway. The pious De Ruyter was very much loved by his sailors and soldiers; from them his most significant nickname derived: Bestevaêr (older Dutch for 'grandfather'.)

Michiel Adriaenszoon de Ruyter was a Dutch admiral. He is the most famous and one of the most skilled admirals in Dutch history, most famous for his role in the Anglo-Dutch Wars of the 17th century.

Michiel Adriaenszoon de Ruyter was a Dutch admiral. He is the most famous and one of the most skilled admirals in Dutch history, most famous for his role in the Anglo-Dutch Wars of the century.

Michiel Adriaenszoon de Ruyter 24 March 1607 – 29 April 1676) is the most famous and one of the most skilled admirals in Dutch history. De Ruyter is most famous for his role in the Anglo-Dutch Wars of the 17th century. He fought the English and French and scored several major victories against them, the best known probably being the Raid on the Medway. The pious De Ruyter was very much loved by his sailors and soldiers;

Michiel de Ruyter is the famous naval hero in Dutch history. He is widely regarded as the greatest admiral of his time.

Share this:AncientPages.com – On June 1, 1676, dramatic naval Battle of Öland was fought between Swedish navy in the Baltic Sea and an allied Danish-Dutch fleet. Just as the battle began, the Swedish flagship Kronan sank, taking with it almost the entire crew. The above tapestry depicts only the Danish victories during the Scanian War, even though …

Share this:AncientPages.com – On June 1, 1676, dramatic naval Battle of Öland was fought between Swedish navy in the Baltic Sea and an allied Danish-Dutch fleet. Just as the battle began, the Swedish flagship Kronan sank, taking with it almost the entire crew. The above tapestry depicts only the Danish victories during the Scanian War, even though …

The Raid on the Medway occurred in 1667, during the Second Anglo-Dutch War. Penetrating the Thames estuary, Dutch ships attacked up the River Medway as far as Chatham, capturing or destroying several English ships. One of the worst naval defeats ever inflicted on the British, the raid led to a quick peace in favor of the Dutch.

Despite Its Small Size, The Netherlands Controlled a Large Empire

In and centuries England, France, and Spain contested the Dutch domination of world trade and the control over the seas and trade routes. After initial English successes, the war ended in…

“Still the same enemy! Fight with us!” [referring to the Anglo-Dutch wars]  source

“Still the same enemy!” [referring to the Anglo-Dutch wars] source

Van Soest, Attack on the Medway

Chatham Dockyard

The painting "Dutch attack on the Medway," June 1667 - by Pieter Cornelisz van Soest, painted shows the captured HMS Royal Charles, right of centre.

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