|The last successful invasion in Britain was not in 1066, but in 1667,
during the Second Anglo-Dutch War. In that year the Dutch fleet, commanded by admiral Michiel Adriaenszoon de Ruyter, sailed up the River Medway to Chatham and destroyed a large part of the English fleet and captured the English flagship. Surprisingly, this heroic episode in naval history is
almost completely unknown to present-day inhabitants of the British Isles and its former Colonies....
A replica of De Ruyter's flagship the 'Zeven Provinciën' is currently
being built near Lelystad in the Netherlands (http://www.bataviawerf.nl/en/7provincien.html).