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June 6th - Battle of Havana 1762

The Battle of Havana (1762) lasted from March to August 1762, as part of the Seven Years’ War. British forces besieged and captured the city of Havana, which at the time was an important Spanish naval base in the Caribbean, and dealt a serious blow to the Spanish navy. 280 more words


A Season of Wolves (Introduction)

February of 1763:

With the signing of the Treaty of Paris, the Seven Years War finally came to an end. As a result, France relinquished control over many holdings beyond her continental shores. 489 more words

SS Matthews

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Barry Lyndon

Year: 1975, Genre: drama based on William Makepeace Thackeray’s novel, Director: Stanley Kubrick, Running time: three hours, Warnings—adult themes, medium level violence, sexual references and some nudity… 264 more words


Pontiac's Rebellion

The French and Indian War was a direct cause of Pontiac’s Rebellion (1763-1766). The French had always been respectful of Native Americans and their lands but the British often ignored Native concerns, despite the efforts of Sir William Johnson, British Superintendent of Indian Affairs for the northern colonies.  416 more words

Early American History

Anachronism & Relevance in History: a comment on Steve Pincus

Anachronism and relevance are in tension. Historians (often) rail against the former and (often) pine for the latter. They can easily manage a bit of relevance by intervening in today’s political and economic debates and offering ‘lessons’ from the past — but at high risk of anachronism. 2,430 more words

Economic History

Squadron sent to reinforce Vice Admiral Boscawen's Fleet in North America, May 1755

Sailed 8 May 1755 under the command of Rear Admiral of the Blue Francis Holbourne.

Ship Rate Guns Capt. Name Capt. Surname Notes
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Ships of the British Fleet sent to North America in April 1755

A list of the ships in Vice Admiral of the Blue the Hon. Edward Boscawen’s fleet that sailed to North America in April 1755 in pursuit of the French fleet under the command of M. 105 more words

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