Let’s Talk History 59: Acts & Wars, Wars & Acts, Acts of War


The First Anglo-Dutch War of 1652–1654. Initiated by the English Commonwealth under Oliver Cromwell, England and the Dutch Republic engage in entirety at sea. The war ends with the Treaty of Westminster in which the Dutch agree to the conditions of the 1651 Navigation Acts, and Cromwell and Dutch anti-Orangist political leader Johan De Wit agree to the Act of Seclusion, a secret clause barring infant Prince William III (of Orange), grandson of executed king Charles I, from becoming stadtholder of the province of Holland

hint: look out later for this Dutch infant Prince William III, future King of England …

Stay tuned next Tuesday for the Restoration of the English Monarchy. >>>

See ya then!