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Admiral Byng faced the court martial with a clear conscience

Posted in Bravery, Famous battles, Famous news stories, Historical articles, History, Law, Ships, War on Thursday, 19 November 2015

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Admiral Byng was a distinguished British sailor whose loss of Minorca to the French in the Seven Years War cost him his career, his reputation and his life. Our solemn picture shows his court martial which the honourable officer clearly faces with a clear conscience and tremendous personal pride and barely concealed disgust. His cruel and unjust fate moved Voltaire to observe sarcastically that the English execute an admiral from time to time to encourage the others.

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Admiral Byng faced the court martial with clear conscience

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