The victorious European captain, who lives on the tax-free island with wife Glendryth, wants to downsize his Georgian period estate La Hogue ahead of the lucrative Champions Tour in America in 2008.
La Hogue in St Peter includes a two-bedroom cottage, a new three-bedroom house plus two apartments.
What important results followed - the raising of the siege of Orleans, the Gunpowder plot, the Scottish rebellion of 1639, the surrender at Yorktown, the battles of Bannockburn, Bosworth, Ethandune, La Hogue
, Plassey, and Vittoria?
As on previous occasions, I again failed to see any drawings in the original, but--through the kind offices of Mme Veronique de la Hogue
, Conservateur of the Department des Papiers-peints--I did manage to search through the Library's files of photographs of many of theft drawings.
Principal battles: Four Days' (1666); La Hogue (off Barfleur) (1692); Vigo Bay (1702); siege of Barcelona (1705).
Born at Brielle, he went to sea at an early age; commanded Dordrecht in De Ruyter's fleet during the bloody Four Days' Battle (June 11-14, 1666); commanded the Dutch flotilla at Goeree in the Rhine-Meuse estuary (1672), and was sent to the Mediterranean to retrieve the remnants of De Ruyter's fleet after its commander was killed (July 1676); transported Princess Mary (the future Queen Mary II) from Holland to England (November 1688); commanded a squadron at the battle of La Hogue (May 29, 1692); fought with distinction at the battle of Vigo Bay (October 14, 1702), and later assisted at the successful siege of Barcelona (September 18-October 6, 1705); named lieutenant-admiral of Holland and West Friesland (1708); he died in 1711.
Principal battles: Bantry Bay (1689); La Hogue
(off Barfleur) (1692); Vigo (1702); Gibraltar (1704).