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Documents relating to Commander John Wesley Wright (1769-1805) Part I

Posted by Paul Martinovich, on August 22nd, 2017

The British naval officer John Wesley Wright was at the centre of one of the most controversial episodes in Britain’s relationship with the Emperor Napoleon. Wright was captured on HMS Vincejo on 8 My 1804 and was subsequently held in the infamous Temple Prison in Paris. On 27 October 1805 he was found there, dead,... Become A Member

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