Tuesday, 9 June 2015

Capture of the 'Alcide' and 'Lys'

 'Today in 1755, a British fleet seizes two French warships bound for Canada, causing the French and Indian War to explode into the Seven Years War.'

"The Capture of the 'Alcide' and 'Lys', 8 June 1755," artist unknown, 18th century, National Maritime Museum.

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