Campaigners petition MPs to clear executed admiral – The Guardian

Posted March 13th, 2008 in courts martial, legal history, news by sally

“The moment that guaranteed Admiral Byng’s immortality was, sadly, his last. In March 1757 the unfortunate sailor was found guilty of neglect of duty by a court martial, hauled onto the quarter-deck of his flagship and shot dead by a firing squad.”

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The Guardian, 13th March 2008