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Pitt the elder : man of war

Author: Edward Pearce
Publisher: London : Pimlico, 2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Weaving together military history & political biography Edward Pearce provides a portrait of William Pitt, the first Earl of Chatham & Britain's future Prime Minister. A man 'with an eye like a diamond', a man who had close ties with the slave trade & who preached war & British supremacy on a world stage.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Military history
Named Person: William Pitt, Earl of Chatham; William Pitt, Earl of Chatham
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Edward Pearce
ISBN: 9781845951436 1845951433
OCLC Number: 659244005
Description: pages cm
Responsibility: by Edward Pearce.

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A book that opens at the dawn of the British Empire - with the great sea battle at Quiberon Bay where French ships, intended for the 1759 invasion of Britain, are chased, caught and defeated by a  Read more...

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