The Sea Begger's Moon comes from the Dutch War of Independence (1500's). When the occupying Spanish Catholic forces were pushing the Dutch into the sea (in their fishing vessels), they contemptuously referred to them as "Sea Beggers". The Dutch adopted the name as a rallying cry, and came back to force the Spanish out of Holland. I've been told that the inscription on one side reads "Give no quarter, take no quarter" and on the other, "Better dead than Papist". Some things never change.
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