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The life of George - Lord Anson

John Barrow

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(...)PREFACE.THE Life of Lord Anson, though wholly spent in the civil and military services of the navy, is certainly less generally known than that of such an officer ought to he, who, by character and conduct, worked his way to the very top ofMore(...)PREFACE.THE Life of Lord Anson, though wholly spent in the civil and military services of the navy, is certainly less generally known than that of such an officer ought to he, who, by character and conduct, worked his way to the very top of his profession, to the head of the naval administration, and to a peerage- and to whom was intrusted the principal direction of the fleets of Great Britain, during the two French and Spanish wars which occurred in the reign of George II. Everybody has heard of, and multitudes have read, Ansons Voyage round the World- many are acquainted with the fact of his having been, for a long time, First Lord of the Admiralty, and many in the profession may also know, that he fought a great action, took six ships of war, and defeated two important expeditions- but it may be doubted whether the great majority of readers, even those (...)