Anson's Voyage Round the World

Author: Richard Walter,H. W. Household

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781409980148

Category: History

Page: 192

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Admiral George Anson, 1st Baron Anson PC RN (1697-1762) was a British admiral and a wealthy aristocrat, noted for his circumnavigation of the globe and his role overseeing the Royal Navy during the Seven Years' War. He entered the navy in 1712, and by rapid steps became lieutenant in 1716, commander in 1722, and post-captain in 1724. While Great Britain was at war with Spain in 1740, he led a squadron of eight ships on a mission to disrupt or capture Spain's Pacific possessions. Returning to England in 1744 by way of China and thus completing a circumnavigation, the voyage was notable for the capture of an Acapulco galleon but also horrific losses to disease with only 188 of the original 1854 surviving. Anson's chaplain, Richard Walter, recorded the circumnavigation, which he included in A Voyage Round the World published in 1748. It is, "written in brief, perspicuous terms," wrote Thomas Carlyle in his History of Friedrich II, "a real poem in its kind, or romance all fact; one of the pleasantest little books in the world's library at this time."
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Anson's Voyage Round the World

Author: H.W. Household

Publisher: VolumesOfValue

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 402

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Anson's Voyage Round the World The Text Reduced with Introduction, Notes and Glossary This edition features • illustrations • a linked Table of Contents and linked Footnotes CONTENTS (abridged list) INTRODUCTION BY THE EDITOR. CHAPTER 1. PURPOSE OF THE VOYAGE. COMPOSITION OF THE SQUADRON. ARRIVAL AT MADEIRA. CHAPTER 2. SPANISH PREPARATIONS. FATE OF PIZARRO'S SQUADRON. ... CHAPTER 39. STORES AND PROVISIONS. A FIRE IN CANTON. SAILORS AS FIREMEN. THE VICEROY'S GRATITUDE. CHAPTER 40. ANSON RECEIVED BY THE VICEROY. CENTURION SETS SAIL. TABLE BAY. SPITHEAD. MAPS. GLOSSARY.
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A Catalogue of a Valuable Collection of Books, Pamphlets, Manuscripts, Maps, Engravings, and Engraved Portraits Illustrating the History and Geography of North and South America, and the West Indies Altogether Forming the Most Extensive Collection Ever Offered for Sale

Author: John Russell Smith

Publisher: London : J.R. Smith

ISBN: N.A

Category: America

Page: 308

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