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battle of Hastenbeck


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1757.

*Cumberland, the hero of Culloden, commanded the Army of Observation in the Seven Years War. On 26 July, on the Weser near Hameln, Cumberland was attacked by a superior French force under Marshal d'Estrées, and was forced to retreat. Acting on private instructions from his father George II, he retired in good order to Stade, where he negotiated the convention of Kloster‐Zeven, disbanding his forces. The British government repudiated the convention.

Subjects: British History.


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