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The Convention of Alkmaar was a 18 October 1799 agreement concluded between the commanders of the expeditionary forces of Great Britain and Russia on the one hand, and of those of the First French Republic and the Batavian Republic on the other, in the Dutch city of Alkmaar, by which the British and Russians agreed to withdraw their forces from the Batavian Republic following the failed Anglo-Russian invasion of Holland.[1] The Russian and British forces under the Duke of York were transported back to Britain in the weeks after the Convention was signed.[2]

Text of the ConventionEdit


  1. ^ Harvey p.333-34
  2. ^ Intelligence Division, p. 40
  3. ^ This was to be then-lieutenant-colonel Krayenhoff; Krayenhoff, p. 239
  4. ^ Admiral Jan Willem de Winter who had been captured at the Battle of Camperdown, but had already been paroled at the end of 1797.
  5. ^ Intelligence Division, pp. 40–41; Krayenhoff, pp. 231–234


  • Harvey, Robert. War of Wars: The Epic Struggle Between Britain and France 1789–1815. London, 2007
  • Intelligence Division, War Office, Great Britain, British minor expeditions: 1746 to 1814. HMSO, 1884[1]
  • (in Dutch) Krayenhoff, C.R.T. (1832) Geschiedkundige Beschouwing van den Oorlog op het grondgebied der Bataafsche Republiek in 1799. J.C. Vieweg[2]
  • Urban, Mark. Generals: Ten British Commanders Who Shaped the World. Faber and Faber, 2005.