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The Battle of Solebay by JanBoruta The Battle of Solebay by JanBoruta
The Third Anglo-Dutch War broke out in the same moment the English joined the French in their campaign to take control of Spanish Netherlands. The English had their own interest in securing naval trade routes, hoping to isolate Netherlands and limit the Dutch trade. Charles II and Louis XIV planned a full-scale land nad naval invasion of the United Provinces.

Combined navies of England and France gathered near Solebay in Suffolk, on the eastern coast of England. However, on 7th June 1672, they were surprised by the Dutch fleet under the famous admiral, Michiel de Ruyter, victor of the Four Days Battle, fought from 1st to 4th June 1666.

The action which then concluded, was indecisive, resulting in the Dutch withdrawal. The English and the French, though, had to postpone their blockade until next year, which saw the two battles of Schooneveld and the most important battle of Texel, during which the daring Dutch repelled the English and the French and thus secured their coast...

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Gel pen on A4 paper. About 8 hours of work.

Regards,
Tom :)
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Edward-Smee Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
SWEET I portray this era as a 17th century buccaneer, these would be current events for him lol. please check out my gallery of ships too. [link]
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John-Tansey Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2010   Traditional Artist
I realy the historical content of this drawing,plus it looks realy good, and thank you for the fav...
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BlindScarecrow Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2010
Beautiful work on this!
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yarosh Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2010
cóż więcej mogę rzec przypominają mi sie trochę arty do 1 soul calibura,
może miejscami więcej porządku by się przydało
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Mista-Heesh Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing work! It really is a marvelous ink drawing! :wow: Spectacular job!!
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Wrim Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Amazing work!
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joepi Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2010  Professional General Artist
WONDERFUL! WHATTA TEXTURE!
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XanderXVII Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2010
spectacular!
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pawelotti Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Kucze, mimo iż Watchuje Cię na DA od jakiegoś czasu wciąż nie mogę wyjść z podziwu. Masz talent którego można tylko pozazdrościć :)
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Silverfire337 Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2010
nice man very very nice
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