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Siege of Ostend

Siege of Ostend

The Siege of Ostend was a three-year siege of the city of Ostend during the Eighty Years' War and one of the longest in history. Described as a "long carnival of death", it is remembered as the bloodiest conflict of the war, and culminated in a Spanish victory. It is said "the Spanish assailed the unassailable; the Dutch defended the indefensible." General Sir Francis Vere led a 3,000-men strong English army in support of the Dutch, and was appointed Governor of Ostende by Maurice of Nassau in 1601. After a skillful defence of the city, the English commander left Ostende in March 1602, but the remaining English troops continued to fight for the Dutch until the end. ... more on Wikipedia

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