The Naval History of Great Britain; From the Earliest Times to the Rising of the Parliament in 1779. Describing, Particularly, the Glorious Atchievements in the Last War. Also the Lives and Actions of Illustrious Commanders and Volume 3

The Naval History of Great Britain; From the Earliest Times to the Rising of the Parliament in 1779. Describing, Particularly, the Glorious Atchievements in the Last War. Also the Lives and Actions of Illustrious Commanders and Volume 3

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1779 edition. Excerpt: ...so brisk a resentment, when the first-mentioned affront was next repeated, that the crown of Portugal thought fit to issue such orders as he desired; and things wore another face, in that part of the world, ever afterwards, which was entirely owing to the courage and conduct of Sir Cloudefley, who knew very.well bow to distinguish between the complaisance due to an ally, and that complying forbearance which is unworthy of an English adi-: miral. The last year in which our admiral bore the com-1 mand, was not like that of his competitor for fame, Sir George Rooke, crowned with glorious success. He had wintered at Lisoon with the fleet, and was preparing to succour Alicant early in the spring, when he was stopped by orders from England. Afterwards the project was resumed, and! the English and Dutch fleet sailed from Lisoon, with the land-forces on board, on the 7th day of January, and arrived at Alicant on the 18th. The admiral quitted Alicant with his fleet, on the 17th day of February, and returned to Lisoon to repair the ships. He next proceeded on the important expedition against Toulon, which, had it proved suc cesssul, would have given the maritime powers a perpetual ascendancy over France. On the 10th day of May he again sailed for Alicant, where having joined Sir George Byng, he proceeded for the coast of Italy, and in the latter end of the month of June came to an anchor between Nice and Antibes, where he waited the arrival of the duke of Savoy and prince Eugene. Here the admiral had the ho Vol. III. G g nor nour of entertaining these two illustrious princes, together with most of the general officers, as well as the Englilh and Dutch minister: ., on board his own snip, the Association; and '.hough politeness was not his characteristic...show more

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  • Paperback | 138 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 8mm | 259g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236649133
  • 9781236649133