Pitt the Elder

Pitt the Elder

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This remarkable book opens at the dawn of the British Empire - with the great sea battle at Quiberon Bay where French ships, intended for the 1759 invasion of Britain, are chased, caught and defeated by a fleet commanded by Admiral Sir Edward Hawke. In this momentous victory Britain effectively settled the outcome of the Seven Years' War and established itself as the world's dominant imperial power.

At the heart of the conflict with France was William Pitt, the first… (more)

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Book Details  


Publisher: Random House (January 26, 2010)

Collection: Vintage Digital

Format: EPUB

Protection: DRM

Language: English


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