• 1759

1759

1759

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  • Author
    Frank Mclynn
  • Publisher
    Random House
  • Publication date
    31 December 2011

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Book Detail

  • Book Title

    1759

  • Author

    Frank Mclynn

  • Date Published

    31 December 2011

  • Publisher

    Random House

  • Pages

    448 pages

  • ISBN

    9781446449271

Book Description

Although 1759 is not a date as well known in British history as 1215, 1588, or 1688, there is a strong case to be made that it is the most significant year since 1066. In 1759 - the fourth year of the Seven Years War - the British defeated the French in arduous campaigns on four continents and also achieved absolute mastery of the seas.

Drawing on a mass of primary materials - from texts in the Vatican archives to oral histories of the North American Indians - Frank McLynn shows how the conflict between Brtiain and France triggered the first 'world war', raging from Europe to Africa; the Caribbean to the Pacific; the plains of the Ganges to the Great Lakes of North America. It also brought about the War of Independence, the acquisition by Britain of the Falkland Islands and, ultimately, the French Revolution.

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