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The RestorationA Political and Religious History of England and Wales, 1658–1667$
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Ronald Hutton

Print publication date: 1993

Print ISBN-13: 9780198203926

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198203926.001.0001

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The Reckoning

The Reckoning

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(p.268) 3 The Reckoning
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The Restoration
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Ronald Hutton

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198203926.003.0013

Charles consistently underestimated the Dutch. First he believed that they would concede his demands without fighting, then that they would collapse after their first defeat, and now that they would tamely acquiesce in the policies of the French. On 4 May the English plenipotentiaries reached Breda to open the great conference with their opponents, and it soon became obvious to the Dutch that their French allies were set upon a genuine compromise affording considerable gains to nobody. The government of the Netherlands decided to deal the English a blow, single-handed, which would force major concessions from them such as the opening of their carrying trade.

Keywords:   Charles II, Dutch, Netherlands, Breda, France

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