Joe and Phil recently joined the rest of you in deciding what topics we should add to our hitlist/wishlist for forthcoming years. One subject they highlighted was the Anglo-Dutch Wars of the 17th century. This is obviously a huge gap in our list considering the long-term impact of this naval race for supremacy so thinking along the same lines I was searching around on the internet and came across this website.

This details the major documentary series that is currently in the pipeline and will eventually be screened on PBS in the States. It is aiming to cover the whole spectrum of the influence of sea power on world history but is going to begin with a detailed look at the Anglo-Dutch wars. It looks like it could be fantastic. In the meantime we will carry on thinking about how best to approach this subject in our various series.