1792 Overview

?In 1792 war clouds gathered over Britain as revolutionary France took up arms against her continental neighbours. The Prime Minister, William Pitt, was initially averse to hostilities and was more intent on making economies in the armed forces, and so when France...

1791 Overview

?March Vice-Admiral Lord Hood began to commission a fleet of thirty-six sail of the line when concern over Russia?s territorial ambitions threatened to invoke Britain?s Triple Alliance with Prussia and the Netherlands. Eventually, opposition to a possible war in...