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Unformatted text preview: 7 Reading 35-1 solemn treaty of defense was signed in 1619, but when the news reached the East, a kind of farcical joust ensued. For an hour, hostilities ceased; Dutch and English Ships dressed their ships overall with f ags and sailed up and down, saluting with blank shot. After an hour the f ags were taken down, the ships stripped for battle, and the cannon loaded with shot once again. The undeclared war culminated in 1623 with the Amboyna massacre, in which nearly a hundred men, women, and children of the English East India Company were tortured and killed. These F nal atrocities effectively con F rmed Dutch hegemony in the East Indies; the English were con F ned to the mainland of India itself. The far-reaching consequences were not immediately apparent to the English, who nurtured a slow, angry resentment which was to mature in the wars against the Dutch in the times of Cromwell and Charles II a generation later. General Monk, a moderate Protestant and no lover of things Spanish, quoted with approval the Andalusian proverb: Revenge is a dish which tastes more pleasant when cold. Only the combined monarchy of William III of Orange and Mary II of England from 1689 was to bring Anglo-Dutch...
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This note was uploaded on 11/18/2011 for the course HIST 302 taught by Professor Jensic during the Summer '10 term at Purdue University-West Lafayette.
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