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"During the weeks that the Dutch fleet was in repair, Admiral Robert Holmes, aided by the Dutch traitor Laurens van Heemskerck, penetrated the Vlie estuary, burnt a fleet of 150 merchants (Holmes's Bonfire# and sacked the town of Ter Schelling #the present West-Terschelling) on the Frisian island of Terschelling."

'Wind Machines – Age of Sail'


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