Cannonball from 1665 Dutch Invasion

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Cannonball from 1665 Dutch Invasion

This half of a cannonball was found on the coastline of the Isle of Sheppey.

The item is from the Dutch Republic's raid on the River Medway on the 10th June 1665 which saw the incomplete fort at Sheerness and the town of Queenborough fall to the Dutch invaders.

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  • 1. At 11:41 on 6 November 2012, Finn Nielsen wrote:

    Hi above canonball is this from 1667 or is it from 1665.
    Kind regard
    Finn Nielsen Denmark

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