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Battle of Sole Bay

In 1672 we joined with France against the Dutch. England and France had 101n-of-war plus support vessels, a total of 6,018 guns and 34,600 men. The Dutch had 91 men-of-war plus support, some 168 in total. The English and French were in Sole Bay, ‘in negligent posture’. The Earl of Sandwich saved the day, ignoring the orders of […]