The Making of the Secret Treaty of Dover, 1668–1670

  title={The Making of the Secret Treaty of Dover, 1668–1670},
  author={Ronald Hutton},
  journal={The Historical Journal},
  pages={297 - 318}
  • R. Hutton
  • Published 1 June 1986
  • History
  • The Historical Journal
Few international agreements have provoked more controversy among historians than that concluded at Dover, on 22 May 1670, by representatives of the English and French Crowns. Its main provisions were for an offensive war against the Dutch republic of the United Provinces, leading to its destruction as a European power, and for the public profession by the English king, Charles II, of the Roman Catholic faith, which had been regarded by most English people for a hundred years as the bitterest… 
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