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Edward Boscawen (August 10, 1711 - January 10, 1761) was a British (Cornish) admiral. August 10 is the 222nd day of the year (223rd in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... // Events February 24 - The London premiere of Rinaldo by George Friderich Handel, the first Italian opera written for the London stage. ... January 10 is the 10th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1761 was a common year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ... Cornwall (Cornish: Kernow or occasionally Curnow) is an administrative county of England, the part of Great Britains south-west peninsula that is west of the River Tamar, often known as the Cornish peninsula or plateau. ... Admiral is a word from the Arabic term Amir-al-bahr (Lord of the bay). ...


Boscawen was the third son of Huth, 1st Viscount Falmouth. He entered the Navy early, and in 1730 distinguished himself at the taking of Porto Bello. At the siege of Cartagena in March 1741, he led a party of seamen to take a battery of fifteen 24-pound cannon, while exposed to the fire of another fort. On his return to England in the following year he married, and entered Parliament as member for Truro. The Royal Navy of the United Kingdom is the senior service of the armed services, being the oldest of its three branches. ... Events Pope Clement XII elected September 17 - Change of emperor of the Ottoman Empire from Ahmed III (1703-1730) to Mahmud I (1730-1754) Anna Ivanova (Anna I of Russia) became czarina Births May 13 - Charles Watson-Wentworth, 2nd Marquess of Rockingham, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (d. ... For other places of the same name, see Cartagena Bocagrande Cartagena San Pedro Square, Old City Cartagena Fortresses of Cartagena are inscribed on the World Heritage List. ... A street in Truro, with Truro Cathedral in the background. ...


In 1744 he captured the French frigate Médée, commanded by M. de Hocquart, the first ship taken in the war. In May 1747 he signalized himself in the engagement off Cape Finisterre, and was wounded in the shoulder with a musket-ball. Hocquart again became his prisoner, and all ten French ships were taken. On July 15 he was made rear-admiral and commander-in-chief of the expedition to the East Indies. On July 29, 1748 he arrived off Fort St David's, and soon after laid siege to Pondicherry; but the sickness of his men and the approach of the monsoons led to the raising of the siege. Soon afterwards he received news of the peace, and Madras was delivered up to him by the French. // Events The third French and Indian War, known as King Georges War, breaks out at Port Royal, Nova Scotia Ongoing events War of the Austrian Succession (1740-1748) Births May 19 - Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz, queen of George III of Great Britain (d. ... Frigate is a name which has been used for several distinct types of warships at different times. ... Position of Cape Finisterre on the Iberian Peninsula Cape Finisterre, in Spanish Cabo Finisterre, literally Cape Lands End, is a rock-bound peninsula in the north-west of Spain. ... July 15 is the 196th day (197th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian Calendar, with 169 days remaining. ... The Indies, on the display globe of the Field Museum, Chicago The Indies or East Indies (or East India) is a term used to describe lands of South and South-East Asia, occupying all of the former British India, the present Indian Union, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Myanmar, Sri Lanka, Maldives, and... July 29 is the 210th day (211th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian Calendar, with 155 days remaining. ... Events April 24 - A congress assembles at Aix-la-Chapelle with the intent to conclude the struggle known as the War of Austrian Succession - at October 18 - The Treaty of Aix-la-Chapelle is signed to end the war Adam Smith begins to deliver public lectures in Edinburgh Building of... Pondicherry (पॉंडिचेरी in Hindi), currently undergoing a name change to Puduchery, is the name of a union territory and its capital in the south of India. ... Chennai (சென்னை in Tamil), formerly known as Madras, is a city on the east coast of Southern India. ...


In April 1750 he arrived in England, and was the next year made one of the lords of the Admiralty, and chosen an elder brother of the Trinity House. In February 1755 he was appointed vice-admiral, and in April he intercepted the French squadron bound to North America, and took the Alcide and Lys of sixty-four guns each. Hocquart became his prisoner for the third time, and Boscawen returned to Spithead with his prizes and 1500 prisoners. For this exploit, he received the thanks of Parliament. Events March 2 - Small earthquake in London April 4 - Small earthquake in Warrington, England August 23 - Small earthquake in Spalding, England September 30 - Small earthquake in Northampton, England November 16 – Westminster Bridge officially opened Jonas Hanway is the first Englishman to use an umbrella James Gray reveals her sex to... Old Admiralty House, Whitehall, London, Thomas Ripley, architect, 1723-26, was not admired by his contemporaries and earned him some scathing couplets from Alexander Pope The Admiralty was historically the authority in the United Kingdom responsible for the command of the Royal Navy. ... Categories: UK geography stubs ...


In 1758 he was appointed admiral of the blue and commander-in-chief of the expedition to Cape Breton, when, in conjunction with General Amherst, he took the Fortress of Louisburg, and the island of Cape Breton--services for which he again received the thanks of the House of Commons. His brother Colonel George Boscawen commanded the 29th Regiment of Foot also at Fortress Louisburg. This article needs cleanup. ... Jeffrey Amherst by Joshua Reynolds Jeffrey Amherst, 1st Baron Amherst (sometimes spelled Geoffrey, he himself spelled his name as Jeffery) (January 29, 1717 - August 3, 1797) served as an officer in the British army Born in Sevenoaks, England, he became a soldier aged about 14. ... Fortress Louisbourg (in French, Forteresse de Louisbourg) is a Canadian National Historic Site and the location of a partial reconstruction of an 18th century French fortress at Louisbourg, Nova Scotia. ... The House of Commons is the lower house of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. ... The 29th Regiment of Foot was raised in 1694 by Colonel Thomas Farrington, an officer of the Coldstream Guards during War of the Grand Alliance known in America as King Williams War. ...


In 1759, being appointed to command in the Mediterranean, Boscawen pursued the French fleet, commanded by M. de la Clue, and after a sharp engagement in Lagos took three large ships and burnt two, returning to Spithead with his prizes and 2000 prisoners. The victory defeated the proposed concentration of the French fleet in Brest to cover an invasion of England. Satellite image Map of the Mediterranean Sea The Mediterranean Sea is a part of the Atlantic Ocean almost completely enclosed by land, on the north by Europe, on the south by Africa, and on the east by Asia. ... The naval Battle of Lagos took place on 19 August 1759 during the Seven Years War off the coasts of Spain and Portugal. ...


In December 1760 he was appointed general of the marines, with a salary of £3000 per annum, and was also sworn a member of the Privy Council. The Corps of Royal Marines, usually just known as the Royal Marines (RM), are the United Kingdoms amphibious forces and a core component of the countrys Rapid Reaction Force. ... A privy council is a body that advises the head of state of a nation, especially in a monarchy. ...


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