'Thought-provoking and informative this book will surely remain the standard study of its subject for years to come.' History 'There will be a warm welcome for this succinct, incisive and stimulating work'
William and Mary Quarterly
'This is a well-written and well-documented book that provides a useful concise overview of the subject. It will doubtless be welcomed by all readers interested in the Anglo-Dutch wars as well as by those concerned with naval history and naval warfare in general. The book should be especiallly welcome to teachers and students.'
The International Journal of Maritime History