Battle On The Zuiderzee

The Battle on the Zuiderzee (October 11, 1573) was a naval battle during the Eighty Years' War in which a Dutch fleet destroyed a larger and better-equipped Spanish fleet on the Zuiderzee.

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Battle On The Zuiderzee - Aftermath
... After this lost battle and the failed Siege of Alkmaar, Alva realized that the struggle to conquer North Holland was lost, and he abandoned Amsterdam and returned to Spain ...

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