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'Desperate affairs require desperate measures.'

'England expects that every man will do his duty.'

'Gentlemen, when the enemy is committed to a mistake we must not interrupt him too soon'

'My character and good name are in my own keeping. Life with disgrace is dreadful. A glorious death is to be envied'

'Time is everything; five minutes make the difference between victory and defeat'

'Milford Haven - the finest port of Christendom'

Born in Burnham Market, Norfolk
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Vesuvius Erupts - 0079, Battle of Sandwich - 1217, Heworth Moor Skirmish - 1453, Last Traitor Hanged, Drawn and Quartered - 1772, British Cleric Patents Corkscrew - 1795, British Burn Washington - 1814, Factory Act - 1833, Hull Airship Disaster - 1921, Huxley Finishes Brave New World - 1931, First Edinburgh International Festival - 1947
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