Place Published: London
Publisher: Printed for A. Millar
Date Published: 1758
Edition: 2nd Edition
SEVEN YEARS’ WAR / FRENCH AND INDIAN WAR (1754-1763) BOOK
Second edition probably. (2),-116 pp. Disbound without the half-title page. Price from imprint: price 1 s. 6 d. In this edition there is a hyphen in "Lieutenant-General", there is price at foot of titlepage and the text ends with "FINIS" on p. 116. The Aftermath of a British Naval Failure [Trial]. Very good condition. A map is called for in two other editions: 112pp. London ESTC T218420 which is not included in this 116pp. edition and 88pp. Dublin edition.
Full title: The Proceedings of a General Court-Martial held in the Council-Chamber at Whitehall, on Wednesday the 14th, and continued by several Adjournments to Tuesday the 20th of December 1757, upon the trial of Lieutenant-General Sir John Mordaunt, by virtue of his Majesty's warrant, bearing date the 3d day of the same month. Published by authority.
Mordaunt commanded the British expedition against the French Atlantic port of Rochefort in 1757. Deeming an attempt too risky, he returned without landing, infuriating William Pitt who wanted to satisfy the public with a bold stroke against the French. Despite Pitt's anger, Mordaunt was acquitted
The Seven Years War was a global conflict which ran from 1754 until 1763 and pitted a coalition of Great Britain and its allies against a coalition of France and its allies. The war escalated from a regional conflict between Great Britain and France in North America, known today as the French and Indian War.
Very Good. Item #8783