‘Breaching neutrality’ : English prize-taking and Swedish neutrality in the First Anglo-Dutch War, 1651-1654
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This article considers the impact of English seizure of neutral Swedish vessels during the First Anglo-Dutch War. These actions were undertaken at a time when no bi-lateral diplomatic treaty existed between the two nations and thus the legal basis for such prize-taking was hotly disputed on both sides. Through an examination of extant sources in both England and Sweden, the article scrutinises a number of case studies in a period where the concept of any meaningful international maritime law remained primitive. It concludes with a review of the diplomatic machinations which sought to recover ships, goods or compensation in the years following the conclusion of the war.
Murdoch , S W 2019 , ' ‘Breaching neutrality’ : English prize-taking and Swedish neutrality in the First Anglo-Dutch War, 1651-1654 ' , Mariner's Mirror , vol. 105 , no. 2 , pp. 134-147 . https://doi.org/10.1080/00253359.2019.1589112
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