Navies competing for Tangier

Who were the many navies that sought to derive profit from Mediterranean trade? And how did they match up?



How did the scourge of the Corsair impact the decision for English Tangier?   more  

Dutch Navy

How had the Dutch progressed from the days of the Sea Beggars - could they be a threat to English occupation of Tangier?   more  

English Navy

What had Robert Blake done for the English Navy, and was it good enough to secure Tangier for the English?   more  

Spanish Navy

Was the Spanish Navy still a force to be reckoned with or could other navies sweep them aside? What sort of threat could England expect from the country that had launched the Great...  more