The Sea-Fight at La Hogue.
Engraving. 195 x 290mm, 7¾ x 11½".
An Anglo-Dutch victory over the French during the Nine Years' War (1688–97), during which the French attempted to get James II back on the throne of England, 1692. Their invasion fleet engaged the much larger Allied fleet (under Edward Russell, 1st Earl of Orford) at Barfleur (near Cherbourg), and, after a fierce battle, retreated, with twelve ships attempting to shelter under the battery at La Hougue. However Russell sent in fireships and longboats and all the French ships were burnt.
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