The Insatiable Earl: A Life of John Montagu, 4th Earl of Sandwich

The Insatiable Earl: A Life of John Montagu, 4th Earl of Sandwich

by N. A. M. Rodger

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No historical figure of the eighteenth-century England has been more grossly misrepresented than the inventor of our favorite fast food. The stereo type is well known: an unscrupulous man of pleasure whose mistress, a courtesan, was murdered on the steps of the Admiralty, inside which her lover was carelessly mismanaging the War of American Independence.

For it is the special pleasure of this absorbing book that through it is written by one of England's foremost naval historians, it is not in the least restricted to the dockyards and the quarterdecks of the Georgian navy. The political analysis is subtle, original, and well argued.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780393333299
Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date: 01/01/1980
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 452
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x (d)

About the Author

N. A. M. Rodger is professor of naval history at Exeter University and a fellow of the British Academy. He is the author of The Wooden World and the highly acclaimed volumes of his naval history of Britain, The Safeguard of the Sea and The Command of the Ocean. He lives in England.

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