Engraving. 132 x 102mm. 5¼ x 4".
Admiral John Byng (1704-1757) was a Royal Navy officer. At age thirteen he participated at the Battle of Cape Passaro in 1718 and over the next thirty years he built up a reputation that enabled his promotion in 1747 to Vice-Admiral. He is best known for his loss at Minorca, whereby he was court-martialled for failing to prevent Minorca falling to the French in 1756. He was sentenced to death and shot by firing squad on 14 March 1757.
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