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Second Anglo-Dutch War

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13 Jun 1665: Battle of Lowestoft
01 - 04 Jun 1666: Four Days Battle
04 - 05 Aug 1666: St James' Day Battle
Jun 1667: Raid on the Medway
New Netherlands Settlements 1660
New Netherlands: English Military Expedition

James Stuart, Duke of York and Albany (later James II), contributed to start the Second Anglo-Dutch War of 1665–67 by conquering New Netherland. In 1664, he appointed Col. Richard Nicolls on a commission with Sir Robert Carr, Col. George Cartwright and Samuel Maverick, to take New Netherlands from the Dutch. On 25 May 1664, the expedition sailed from Portsmouth. The Netherlands recognized English rule at the end of the Third Anglo-Dutch War with the 1674 Treaty of Westminster.

New Amsterdam (New York City)

On 27 Aug 1664, four British warships under Nicolls' command arrived at the harbor of New Amsterdam. On 08 Sep 1664, Peter Stuyvesant, director-general of New Netherland, surrendered the Dutch colony of New Amsterdam to Nicolls. Thereafter, the English colonel became its deputy-governor.

New Amstel / New Castle

Robert Carr sailed to the Delaware River with a fleet, including the Guinney and the William & Nicholas. Carr conquered and renamed New Amstel to New Castle. According to Nicolls, while soldiers plundered the fort, Carr stayed aboard the Guinney.


Brodhead, J.R. (1853). Documents Relating to the Colonial History of the State of New York, (pp.69). NY: Weed, Parsons, Printers. Google eBook.
State of New York (1899). 81st Annual Report on the New York State Library, (no. 59, pp.104). Google Books.

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