Anson's Voyage Round the World

Author: Richard Walter,H. W. Household

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781409980148

Category: History

Page: 192

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Admiral George Anson, 1st Baron Anson PC RN (1697-1762) was a British admiral and a wealthy aristocrat, noted for his circumnavigation of the globe and his role overseeing the Royal Navy during the Seven Years' War. He entered the navy in 1712, and by rapid steps became lieutenant in 1716, commander in 1722, and post-captain in 1724. While Great Britain was at war with Spain in 1740, he led a squadron of eight ships on a mission to disrupt or capture Spain's Pacific possessions. Returning to England in 1744 by way of China and thus completing a circumnavigation, the voyage was notable for the capture of an Acapulco galleon but also horrific losses to disease with only 188 of the original 1854 surviving. Anson's chaplain, Richard Walter, recorded the circumnavigation, which he included in A Voyage Round the World published in 1748. It is, "written in brief, perspicuous terms," wrote Thomas Carlyle in his History of Friedrich II, "a real poem in its kind, or romance all fact; one of the pleasantest little books in the world's library at this time."

A Voyage Round the World

In the Years MDCCXL, I, II, III, IV.

Author: George Anson Baron Anson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Voyages around the world

Page: 548

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Anson's Voyage Round the World

Author: H.W. Household

Publisher: VolumesOfValue

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 402

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Anson's Voyage Round the World The Text Reduced with Introduction, Notes and Glossary This edition features • illustrations • a linked Table of Contents and linked Footnotes CONTENTS (abridged list) INTRODUCTION BY THE EDITOR. CHAPTER 1. PURPOSE OF THE VOYAGE. COMPOSITION OF THE SQUADRON. ARRIVAL AT MADEIRA. CHAPTER 2. SPANISH PREPARATIONS. FATE OF PIZARRO'S SQUADRON. ... CHAPTER 39. STORES AND PROVISIONS. A FIRE IN CANTON. SAILORS AS FIREMEN. THE VICEROY'S GRATITUDE. CHAPTER 40. ANSON RECEIVED BY THE VICEROY. CENTURION SETS SAIL. TABLE BAY. SPITHEAD. MAPS. GLOSSARY.

George Anson's Voyage Around the World

Author: Walter, Richard

Publisher: Magzter Inc.

ISBN: 1781663777

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 175

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The year is 1740, Spain is at war with Great Britain, and Commodore George Anson leads a mission to the Pacific to take control of Spanish possessions. In doing so he completed a circumnavigation of the globe. Read the true story of that voyage recorded by Anson's chaplain Richard Walter in this fantastic ebook.

A Supplement to Lord Anson's Voyage Round the World

Containing a Discovery and Description of the Island of Frivola (Classic Reprint)

Author: Gabriel François Coyer

Publisher: Forgotten Books

ISBN: 9780483435001

Category: Travel

Page: 60

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Excerpt from A Supplement to Lord Anson's Voyage Round the World: Containing a Discovery and Description of the Island of Frivola First, That it is the pure Effeets of his Impartiality arifing from the Comparifon of the Idea he has formed of the Genius of our Nation, with that of his own. He delivers himfelf upon this Head with great Freedom, from a juft Perfuafion, that nothing good or great can be attained, but by a {teady Purfuit of Trutb. TO this he facrifices all that vulgar Se f Concei, t by which the Frenclo In general are drawn Into a fond Perfuafion, that they ex ceed all other Nations, almof't In the fame Degree that the refi of Mankind tranfcend other Animals. That in Point of Courage, Wifdom, Science, Wit, and Politenefs, they move in a fuperior Orb; and that whatever appears Of thefe excellent Qualities in other Nations, is borrowed by Reflection, or caught by Imitation. This ofientatious Folly he treats as it deferves, and points out very clearly its terrible Effects, by introducing Contempt of the only Met/sod by which Learning and Arts can be kept from running into Extravagance, and exalting capr ice under the plaufible Name Of taste to that Office which ought ever to be held by good sense yet all this is done not to deride, or to degrade, but to fhame his Countrynzen into what is boncfi, laudaole, and great. It is for this Reafon that. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

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Roman

Author: Patrick O'Brian

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783548263984

Category: German language materials

Page: 443

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Patagonia

Myths and Realities

Author: Fernanda Peñaloza,Claudio Canaparo,Jason Wilson

Publisher: Peter Lang

ISBN: 9783039109173

Category: HISTORY

Page: 267

View: 9738

"This volume is a selection of the papers presented during the international conference Patagonia: Myths and Realities organised through the Centre of Latin American Cultural Studies at the University of Manchester and held in September 2005 at the Manchester Museum"--Introd.

Sailing Boats from Around the World

The Classic 1906 Treatise

Author: Henry Coleman Folkard

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486311341

Category: Transportation

Page: 576

View: 6655

Comprehensive, profusely illustrated book documents early-20th-century sailing: boat types around the world, racing boats, odd and experimental vessels, more. Over 380 illustrations and photographs. Indexes. Bibliography.