Sir William Phips

(1651—1695) adventurer, army officer, and colonial governor

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(1651–95) colonial governor, born in Woolwich, Maine. Phips discovered a sunken treasure in the Bahamas; in gratitude for the boost to its treasury, the Crown awarded him a knighthood and ...

Subjects: Warfare and Defence — Literature.

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