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        The Encampment of the English Forces near Portsmouth during the Battle of the Solent

        Basire, James (1730-1802) (after); British. Medium: colour lithograph. Date: 1778. The naval Battle of the Solent took place on 18 and 19 July 1545 fought between the fleets of Francis I of France and Henry VIII of England, in the Solent channel off the south coast of England between Hampshire and the Isle of Wight; The French fleet was repelled by the English fleet and England was thus saved from invasion by the French; notable for the sinking of the English warship Mary Rose; Provenance: Private Collection. Photographic Rights The Bridgeman Art Library.

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