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Historical Events - Battle of Lowestoft Naval Reward

Sarah Heath

Historical Events - Battle of Lowestoft Naval Reward

What happened on 13th June 1665?

On the 13th June 1665 the English were victorious against the Dutch in a sea battle off the coast of Lowestoft during the 2nd Anglo-Dutch War. The Naval Reward medallion was issued to be given as a reward to the officers involved in the battle.

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Historical Events - Battle of La Hogue

Sarah Heath

Historical Events - Battle of La Hogue

What happened this week, in 1692?

This week on 4th June, the British declared victory against the French and put a stop to the attempts of James II to regain the British throne.

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Historical Events - Admiral Earl Howe, Naval Victory Glorious 1st June

Sarah Heath

Historical Events - Admiral Earl Howe, Naval Victory Glorious 1st June

What happened in 1st of June 1794?

Britain claimed victory over the French in a naval battle in the Atlantic Ocean, 700km off the French island Ushant, and came to be known as Glorious First of June.

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Historical Events - Marriage of Charles II to Catherine of Braganza

Sarah Heath

Historical Events - Marriage of Charles II to Catherine of Braganza

What happened this week, in 1662?

This week, in 1662 Charles II, King of England married the Portuguese princess Catherine of Braganza. Several medals and tokens were produced to commemorate the event however the official medallion issued for their marriage was this beautiful piece by John Roettier.

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