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1st earl of Sandwich, Edward Montagu

(1625—1672) army and naval officer and diplomat

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battle of Lowestoft

Overview page. Subjects: British History.

1665.

A heavy engagement in the second Anglo‐Dutch War between the English fleet, commanded by James, duke of York (later James II), Sandwich, and Prince Rupert, and a Dutch fleet...

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Huntingdonshire

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Was the third smallest of English counties in population until merged with Cambridgeshire in 1972. The origins of the county almost certainly derive from the establishment of a Roman...

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Samuel Pepys

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(1633–1703)

Best known for his famous diary of the 1660s, now handsomely edited by R. Latham and W. Matthews (10 vols, 1970–83), Pepys was an outstanding administrator at the Navy...

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