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In 1173 a battle was fought, in Fornham All Saints. Robert Whitehands, Earl of Leicester raised an army of 3000 Flemings to fight against the King Henry I. The army marched to Framlingham to be welcomed by Hugh Bigod. They went on to sack Haughley Castle, then marched to Bury. There they met Humphrey de Boun with his […]
On 2 July 1667 the Dutch invaded Felixstowe. Landing near Cobbolds Point they made their way towards Landguard Fort which protected Harwich. A small frigate from Harwich began to shell the Dutch on the pebble beach, causing casualties and the Dutch retreated. See https://www.pastscape.org.uk/hob.aspx?hob_id=1584112
The scene of a bloody defeat by the Dutch on 3d June 1665. This war was really about control of New York, USA. Vice Admiral Cornelis Tromp had the nerve and authority to organize coherent action to cover the withdrawal.Is this a relative of a Trump?
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 […]