Latest Past Events

Invasion of Felixstowe 1667

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    

Peasants Revolt

King meets peasants John Wrawe from Essex, went to Bury St Edmunds, and there stirred resistance to the Poll Tax. Follow the story on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Wrawe

Battle of Lowestoft

The Battle of Lowestoft, 3 June 1665, showing HMS 'Royal Charles' and the 'Eendracht'. Hendrik van Minderhout. 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 […]