Duke's Late Glorious Success over the Dutch, The

DESCRIPTION: "One day as I was sitting still Upon the side of Dunwich Hill... By chance I saw de Ruyter's fleet" meet the fleet of Duke James [of York]. The British win even though the French fail to do their part. The singer curses Cromwell and praises the Stuarts
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1841 (Halliwell, Early Naval Ballads of England, according to Palmer-OxfordBookOfSeaSongs)
KEYWORDS: sea battle royalty
May 28, 1672 (Old Style) - Battle of Solebay between the British force under James, Duke of York (the future James VII and II) and the Dutch fleet of de Ruyter
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Palmer-OxfordBookOfSeaSongs 20, "A Song on the Duke's Late Glorious Success over the Dutch" (1 text)
File: PaSe020

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