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By Chris Ware

ISBN-10: 1844157814

ISBN-13: 9781844157815

Born the son of George Byng, a favourite of the king and himself an admiral and member of the admiralty board (and later First Lord of the Admiralty), John Byng appeared destined for a shining occupation within the Royal military. He observed his first fleet motion at Cape Passaro, the elder Byng's best hour, as a Captain's Servant, elderly simply 14. He certified as a lieutenant at 19 years previous (although the minimal age used to be 21) and was once put up Captain at 23. via the outbreak of the Seven Years' conflict he had risen to Admiral of the Blue. Then all of it went fallacious with the conflict of Minorca (20 could 1756), the place his failure, or quite the character of it, earned him accusations of cowardice and a court docket martial. His trial and execution have been the most popular subject of the day, the media lampooning him mercilessly and his recognition hasn't ever recovered. Chris Ware reassesses Byng's entire occupation and thoroughly untangles the politics surrounding his ultimate days to work out how a ways his bad acceptance is justified.

This is a priceless and lengthy late addition to the literature of the Georgian army.

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