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Resolution

Two Brothers. A Nation in Crisis. A World at War

By David Rutland, Emma Ellis

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The story of the contrasting fortunes of two aristocratic brothers in the age of the American Revolution offers a fascinating and finely etched portrait of Georgian England. John Manners, Marquis of Granby, famously led a cavalry charge during the Seven Years War in 1760, losing both hat and wig. A commander of skill and courage, he was cherished by his men and lauded by the British public 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 and richly illustrated 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 the detailed archives held at Belvoir Castle, Resolution is both an enthralling saga of two generations of the Manners family and a finely delineated portrait of aristocratic, political and naval life in mid-Georgian England.

Product code: 9781784979911

ISBN 9781784979911
Dimensions (HxWxD in mm) H234xW153
Publisher Head of Zeus
No. Of Pages 512
On Sale Date 16/06/2017
The story of the contrasting fortunes of two aristocratic brothers in the age of the American Revolution offers a fascinating and finely etched portrait of Georgian England.