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Dunkerque

facts in brief


Part of Pierre Husson map
Part of Pierre Husson map








Facts in brief:

Formerly ruled by Burgundians & Spanish as part of Flanders; taken by British & French who defeated Spanish 1658; awarded to England 1659; sold to France 1662; piracy center 17th cen.; its fortifications demolished 1713 & later rebuilt 18th cen.

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