Memoirs Of King George The Third (volume 4); His Life And Reign

Paperback | February 3, 2012

byJohn Heneage Jesse

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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. 1902. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XIV. Great Naval Victories Gained by Lords St. Vincent and Duncan--Public Thanksgiving in St. Paul's Cathedral--The King at Weymouth in 1798 and 1799--The King and Doctors Bumey and Herschel--Death of Earl Howe--Further Affectionate Letters from the King to the Howe Family--The Bishop of St. David's the King's Personal Nominee to the Primacy of Ireland--The King's Narrow Escape from a Musket-ball in Hyde Park--Shot at by Hadfield--In Favour of Union with Ireland--Distressed at Pitt's Projected Catholic Emancipation Bill--Pitt's Resignation----Addington becomes Premier. In the month of February, 1797, the dark aspect of public affairs was at length cheered by the great naval victory which the skill of Sir John Jervis and the valour of Nelson enabled them to obtain over the Spaniards off Cape St. Vincent. The British fleet on that occasion consisted only of fifteen sail of the line, while that of Spain numbered no fewer than twenty-seven, including six of 112 guns and one of 136 guns, the celebrated Santissitna Trinidada. For this great achievement, Sir John Jervis was created Earl St. Vincent, and awarded a pension of.£3,000 a year, while Nelson had to be content with an empty, pitiful knighthood. This success was followed by another important naval victory, which took place on the 1 Ith of October, when the British fleet, under Admiral Duncan, encountered, off Camperdown, the Dutch fleet, commanded by Admiral De Winter; the result being that, after a hard-fought action, eight of the enemy's ships of the line, including the flag-ships of the Dutch admiral and vice-admiral, and four frigates, were captured, and that three line-of-battle ships only had the good fortune to escape. "The valour of the navy," writes the king to Bishop Hurd, on the 1...

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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. 1902. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XIV. Great Naval Victories Gained by Lords St. Vincent and Duncan--Public Thanksgiving in St. Paul's Cathedral--The Ki...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:100 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.21 inPublished:February 3, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217850707

ISBN - 13:9780217850704

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