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George Brydges Rodney

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(1719–92)

British admiral. He gained his early naval expertise with Hawke at Finisterre in 1747, and at Le Havre in 1759, where he destroyed the French flotilla in the Seven Years...

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Samuel Hood

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(1724–1816).

Admiral. Born of Dorset clerical stock, Hood and his brother Alexander entered the navy at the same time. Given a commission in 1746, Hood served throughout the Seven...

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treaty of Versailles

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1783.

The treaty of Versailles, at the end of the American War of Independence, was less disadvantageous to Britain than had seemed likely, partly because of Rodney's naval victory...

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