Sat, 26 January 2008
Today's episode's script was written by Andrew Tumath of Aberdeen, United Kingdom. To submit your own script, please send them to me at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Anglo-Dutch Wars were a series of the
distinct conflicts waged between England and the United Provinces (modern-day
Netherlands) in the middle years of the 17th-century. Fought for different
reasons, alongside different allies, and with different results, the wars
pitted the two great maritime powers of the period against each other, until
both came to realise that the real threat came from the France of Louis XIV.
Almost uniquely maritime in nature, there wasn’t a single action in the three
conflicts in which an English army faced a Dutch one.