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The Life of Richard Earl Howe, K.G.
Admiral of the Fleet, and General of Marines

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Part of Cambridge Library Collection - British & Irish History, 17th & 18th Centuries

  • Date Published: October 2013
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781108067218

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  • Richard, Earl Howe (1726–99) participated in some of the Royal Navy's most significant conflicts. As captain of the Dunkirk, he fired the first shots of the Seven Years' War off the eastern coast of North America in 1755. After being forced to juggle the demands of the American Revolutionary War with the British government's reluctance to put the ships he needed at his disposal, he resigned his command of the North American Station, but later made a comeback, masterminding the battle against the French on the 'Glorious First of June' in 1794. Prolific author Sir John Barrow (1764–1848) drew on more than 400 of Howe's personal letters in preparing this substantial biography, first published in 1838. Several of Barrow's other works have also been reissued in this series, including his autobiography and accounts of the early years of polar exploration.

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    • Date Published: October 2013
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781108067218
    • length: 460 pages
    • dimensions: 216 x 140 x 26 mm
    • weight: 0.58kg
    • contains: 3 b/w illus.
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Preface
    1. Advancement in the navy
    2. Expeditions to the coast of France
    3. Various services, civil and military
    4. American command
    5. Relief of Gibraltar
    6. First Lord of the Admiralty
    7. Command of the Channel Fleet
    8. The victory of First of June
    9. Commander-in-Chief of the Western Fleet
    10. The year of mutinies, 1797
    11. Retirement, illness, and death
    12. Miscellaneous traits of character.

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