(the) Anglo-Dutch Wars

(the) Anglo-Dutch Wars
the Anglo-Dutch Wars [the Anglo-Dutch Wars]
three wars fought by the English against the Dutch between 1652 and 1674, at a time when the two countries were competing strongly for trade around the world. One important result was that the town of ↑New Amsterdam was given to the English in 1667. They gave it the new name of New York.

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