Sept. 11, 2021

S1-E3 - The Fall of Fort Zeelandia

S1-E3 - The Fall of Fort Zeelandia

The Dutch put up a good fight... but a traitor seals their fate. Here's the end of the story of how the Dutch lost Taiwan.

Cover image: Painting of Fort Zeelandia in 1635, from The National Archives, The Hague, Netherlands - Wikimedia Commons 

Below: A map showing the areas of China and Taiwan controlled by Koxinga and his son at different times during their Ming Dynasty holdout kingdom (Pic source unknown) 

Below: A drawing of a Ming-era junk. These were the type of ships Koxinga invaded Formosa with. (Image via: Peter Mundy - The Travels of Peter Mundy in Europe and Asia 1608-1667)