The Dutch and English fiscal-naval states: a comparative overview

Pepijn Brandon, Richard Blakemore

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Warfare at sea defined the relationship between the Dutch and English states during the second half of the seventeenth century. The ships of these two nations encountered one another again and again, in vast battles and in small skirmishes, in European waters and around the world. Many thousands fought in these conflicts, which had an impact upon the entire populations of both countries, as well as having significant consequences for global politics.¹ Mobilising the naval forces that fought these wars was an enormous undertaking, and naval administration and operations occupied much government time and resources in England and the Dutch...
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationWar, Trade and the State: Anglo-Dutch Conflict, 1652-1689
EditorsGijs Rommelse, David Ormrod
Place of PublicationWoodbridge
PublisherBoydell & Brewer
Number of pages20
ISBN (Electronic)9781787446830
ISBN (Print)9781783273249
Publication statusPublished - 2020


  • Naval history
  • state formation


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