The irrepressible privateer bounced back again along many major successes. Then in 1628, the Dutch despatched another three large privateer fleets to press home the benefit and hit the Spanish even harder. The smaller Dutch ships had the advantage of speed and manoeuvrability in the heavier Spanish galleons, whose routes were familiar to all or any the privateers. After several battles of varying success, most of the Dutch fleet headed home. The Spanish captains in turn, assuming we were holding now relatively safe, also made a decision to set sail, their ships' bellies filled with Mexican silver.
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