Lawson Lies Still in The Thames

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On 13 December 1659, Vice-Admiral Sir John Lawson (1615-1665) led 22 warships into the Thames and threatened to blockade London in defence of Parliament: in January 1660, Pepys began his diary, ‘Lawson lies still in the river’. This biography charts Lawson’s central role in the English Civil Wars and the Dutch wars, for which he received a gold chain from Oliver Cromwell, but also his vital contribution to the Restoration, rewarded by a pension from Charles II.

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Lawson Lies Still in The Thames

Lawson Lies Still in The Thames

The Extraordinary Life of Vice-Admiral Sir John Lawson

Hardback288pp156x235mm

9781445661230     Product Code: 225758

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On 13 December 1659, Vice-Admiral Sir John Lawson (1615-1665) led 22 warships into the Thames and threatened to blockade London in defence of Parliament: in January 1660, Pepys began his diary, ‘Lawson lies still in the river’. This biography charts Lawson’s central role in the English Civil Wars and the Dutch wars, for which he received a gold chain from Oliver Cromwell, but also his vital contribution to the Restoration, rewarded by a pension from Charles II.

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