Resolution: Two Brothers. A Nation In Crisis. A World At War by Emma EllisResolution: Two Brothers. A Nation In Crisis. A World At War by Emma Ellis

Resolution: Two Brothers. A Nation In Crisis. A World At War

byEmma Ellis

Hardcover | September 1, 2017

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John Manners, Marquis of Granby, famously led a cavalry charge during the Seven Years War in 1760, losing both hat and wig. He was lauded as an authentic military hero. Granby predeceased his father, the 3rd Duke of Rutland, and never inherited his title, but left two sons whose contrasting fortunes and tragically short lives are the subject of this meticulously researched book. Charles became 4th Duke in 1779, sought reconciliation with the American colonies and was Viceroy of Ireland; Robert embarked on a naval career, became flag captain of the Resolution and died of injuries sustained at the Battle of the Saintes. Based upon Belvoir Castle's detailed archives, Resolution is an enthralling saga of the Manners family and a finely delineated portrait of mid-Georgian England aristocratic, political and naval life.

David Rutland is 11th Duke of Rutland. He lives at Belvoir Castle. Emma Ellis is a naval historian.
Title:Resolution: Two Brothers. A Nation In Crisis. A World At WarFormat:HardcoverDimensions:512 pages, 9.25 × 6 × 1.7 inPublished:September 1, 2017Publisher:HEAD OF ZEUSLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1784979910

ISBN - 13:9781784979911

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Editorial Reviews

"David Rutland and Emma Ellis have found a clever, and ultimately poignant, way of bringing the naval and political sides of the war with American colonies into a single focus. . . . It is fair and balanced in its judgements, authoritative in its handling of all naval aspects, and as comfortable with the aristocratic world of Belvoir, Newmarket and the gaming table as it is with the quarterdeck." —Spectator