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        The Council of War in 1756

        English School, (18th century). Medium: engraving. Date: 1756. Relates to the court-martial of Admiral John Byng (1704-57)dwho was executed after the loss of the island of Minorca; it was alleged that he did not 'do his utmost' to prevent the capture; shows Byng and his men debating whether to stay and fight or return to Gibraltar; Provenance: Private Collection.

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