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British People Who Died in Prison Custody: English People Who Died in Prison Custody, Executed British People

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Published August 16th 2011
ISBN : 9781158025442
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58 pages
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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 56. Chapters: English people who died in prison custody, Executed British people, People from Northern Ireland whoMorePlease note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 56. Chapters: English people who died in prison custody, Executed British people, People from Northern Ireland who died in prison custody, Scottish people who died in prison custody, Billy Wright, Robert Curthose, Harold Shipman, John Byng, John Straffen, Fred West, Charles Fryatt, Dan Noble, William Dugdale, William Douglas the Hardy, Patrick Stanley Vaughan Heenan, Lord George Gordon, John Amery, Alfred Rouse, Mary Read, Archibald Hall, Buck Ruxton, Duncan Scott-Ford, Graham Young, William Westwood, Peter Goggins, Stanley James Woodbridge, Sidney Harry Fox, Sarah Osborne, John Rastell, George Douglas, 1st Earl of Angus, Daniel Gonzalez, Thomas Woolston, David Kirke, Richard Hunne, Zahid Mubarek, Joseph Wall, Miles Sindercombe, Richard Gerard of Hilderstone, Theodore Schurch, Ernest Bethel, Valentine Bambrick, James Inglis, Hector Bertram Gray, Robert Browne, Lanceray Arthur Newnham, John Abbot, Gervase Clifton, 1st Baron Clifton, Donald Forbes, Sarah Rachel Russell, William Benbow, Robert Augustus Delaney, John Almond, Eric Poole, Thomas Reynolds, John Lyttelton, George Horsey. Excerpt: Admiral John Byng (baptised 29 October 1704 - 14 March 1757) was a Royal Navy officer. After joining the navy at the age of thirteen he participated at the Battle of Cape Passaro in 1718. Over the next thirty years he built up a reputation as a solid naval officer and received promotion to Vice-Admiral in 1747. Byng is best known for the loss of Minorca in 1756 at the beginning of the Seven Years War. In practice his ships badly needed repair and he was relieved of his command before he could see to his ships or secure the extra forces he also required. He was court-martialled and found guilty of failing to do his utmost to prevent Minorca falling to the French following the Battle of Minorca. He was sentenced to death and shot by firing squa...