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Admiral Benbow’s Letters

Posted by Sam McLean, on February 4th, 2014

These two letters, written nearly a year apart in July 1696 and 1697, are from Rear-Admiral John Benbow to Sir Robert Rich, a Lord of the Admiralty. They are in the collection of the Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington D.C. John Benbow is a particularly interesting naval officer who, as a young man, served under... Become A Member

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