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Military Lecture – The Great Sickness of 1740: War, Typhus, and the Royal Navy

April 22 @ 7:00 pm
Free
The Capture of Puerto Bello, 21 November 1739 by George Chambers, Senior, 1836

The Capture of Puerto Bello, 21 November 1739 by George Chambers, Senior, 1836, National Maritime Museum, Greenwich BHC0355   Paul Mansell presents, The Great Sickness of 1740: War, Typhus, and the Royal Navy. In 1739, after two and a half decades of relative peace, Spain and Britain entered into the War of Jenkins’ Ear (1739-48). This war became subsumed into the War of Austrian Succession 1740-48) and has not received a lot of attention from historians. The Royal Navy had…

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