Adml Benbow courageously commanding his Men to fight after his Leg was shattered
London: Thomas Kelly [n.d., c.1820].
Engraving, image 125 x 180mm. 5 x 7".
John Benbow (10 March 1653 – 4 November 1702) on the deck of a warship during a battle issuing orders while his wounded leg is dressed by two sailors. Benbow joined the navy aged 25 years, seeing action against Algerian pirates before leaving and joining the merchant navy where he traded until the Glorious Revolution of 1688, whereupon he returned to the Royal Navy and was commissioned. He was wounded during action against a French force in the West Indies during the War of the Spanish Succession and died at Port Royal, Kingston, Jamaica on 4 November 1702.
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