marquis of Granby, John Manners

(1721—1770) army officer and politician

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British army officer. He became a hero during the Seven Years War. He was made commander-in-chief of the British army in 1766, but was subjected to bitter political attacks. Unnerved by such savage criticism, and in declining health, he resigned most of his public offices in 1770, and died in debt.

Subjects: British History.

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