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It's for the first time in 350 years the richly decorated stern piece is back on English soil.
It was a battle that decided the Second Anglo-Dutch war. A battle that has been the most famous in Dutch maritime history: the Dutch Raid on the Medway. Legendary admiral Michiel de Ruyter led his fleet up the river and destroyed the English fleet that was at anker like sitting ducks in it naval base. De Ruyter took the flagship HMS Royal Charles as a trophy back to the Republic. Its stern piece is still to be admired in the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam, but will be temporarily on loan to the National Maritime Museum. It's for the first time in 350 years the richly decorated stern piece is back on English soil.
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