Letters concerning the court martial of Admiral John Byng, 1756-1757

Comprises handwritten contemporary copies of letters relating to the court martial and execution of Admiral John Byng. The content includes the judgement, the appeal to Parliament, a consideration of the reasons for executing Admiral Byng, and character references for him. Includes a letter from Voltaire to Admiral Byng, 2 January 1757 and letter from the Duc de Richelieu to Voltaire seeking mercy for Byng, 26 December 1756.

Record Details

Item reference: ADL/Z/40
Catalogue Section: Manuscript documents acquired singly by the Museum
Level: FILE
Date made: 1756-07-02 - 1757-02-17
Credit: National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London

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