Little Hermitage is a prestigious Grade II listed Georgian manor house dating from 'the Age of Elegance' – the 18th century.
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Sir William Coventry declared that a Dutch landing near London was very unlikely; at most the Dutch, to bolster their morale, would launch a token attack at some medium-sized and exposed target like Harwich, which place therefore had been strongly fortified in the spring.
There was no clear line of command with most responsible authorities giving hasty orders without bothering to co-ordinate them first. Charles did not take matters into his own hands, deferring mostly to the opinion of others. Not having been paid for months or even years, most sailors and soldiers were less than enthusiastic to risk their lives.
Peace negotiations had already been in progress at Breda since March, but Charles had been procrastinating over the signing of peace, hoping to improve his position through secret French assistance.
Based on these assumptions De Witt thought it best to end the war quickly with a clear victory, thereby ensuring a more advantageous settlement for the Dutch Republic.
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Politically, the raid was disastrous for King Charles' war plans In 1667 Charles II's active fleet was in a reduced state due to recent expenditure restrictions, with the remaining "big ships" laid up.To receive when new Speed Dating events in Kent are added to the Click Singles Dating Events list please register with us.If you are looking for that extra special wedding venue close to Gravesend and Medway towns then look no further than Little Hermitage.The Raid on the Medway during the Second Anglo-Dutch War in June 1667, sometimes called the Battle of the Medway, Raid on Chatham or the Battle of Chatham, was a successful attack conducted by the Dutch navy on English battleships at a time when most were virtually unmanned and unarmed, laid up in the fleet anchorages off Chatham Dockyard and Gillingham in the county of Kent.At the time, the fortress of Upnor Castle and a barrier chain called the "Gillingham Line" were supposed to protect the English ships.