The Royal Prince, 1666

The Royal Prince, 1666
This detail from a picture by Van de Velde the Elder shows the elaborate stern of the Royal Prince, a British flagship captured by the Dutch during the Four Days Battle.

Picture reproduced courtesy of Seaforth Publishing, and can be found in The Four Days Battle of 1666, Frank L. Fox

The Four Days Battle of 1666, Frank L Fox. This is a detailed study of the longest major battle of the age of sail, using English and Dutch accounts of the fighting to produce a clear but detailed account of the battle, the events that led up to it and its aftermath. An excellent study of a battle often described as the 'Greatest Sea Fight of the Age of Sail', and one that came just as the old melee tactics were being replaced by the line of battle [read full review]
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How to cite this article: Rickard, J (16 November 2009), The Royal Prince, 1666,

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