Historum - History Forums  

Go Back   Historum - History Forums > World History Forum > European History
Register Forums Blogs Social Groups Mark Forums Read

European History European History Forum - Western and Eastern Europe including the British Isles, Scandinavia, Russia


Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old November 19th, 2017, 05:34 AM   #21

Bart9349's Avatar
Lecturer
 
Joined: Sep 2013
From: SouthWest USA
Posts: 306

What a great write-up. Very informative. Thank you.

I knew very little about Anson and his voyage before reading this.

Here's a medal commemorating Anson and his naval successes:

Anson.jpg
(Click to enlarge)


Quote:
Commemorative Medals, Admiral George Anson (1697-1762), the Defeat of the French Fleet off Cape Finisterre, 1747 and the Circumnavigation of the World, 1740-1744, copper medal, 1747, by Thomas Pingo, Victory holds wreath over left-facing bust of Anson, rev. Victory stands on back of sea-monster, the names of Anson's six senior officers around, 43.5mm. (MI.634/325; Eimer 616; Betts 382; MH.345; Eimer, Pingo 38),
The formidable commanders named on the medal rose to be Admiral Viscount Augustus Keppel, Captain Philip Saumarez, Admiral Sir Charles Saunders, Admiral Sir Percy Brett, Vice-Admiral Sir Peter Dennis and Vice-Admiral John Campbell (the medal with the uncorrected CAMPBEL spelling).

The circumnavigation, over four years, is remembered for the capture at Cape Espiritu Santo of the Spanish ship Nuestra Señora de Covadonga, with treasure valued in excess of £300,000. The medal is believed to have been commissioned by Anson's elder brother, Thomas
https://www.numisbids.com/n.php?p=lot&sid=2141&lot=521



Thank you, again, for this delightful and informative post.


guy also known as gaius

Last edited by Bart9349; November 19th, 2017 at 05:39 AM.
Bart9349 is offline  
Remove Ads
Old November 20th, 2017, 01:41 PM   #22

Moros's Avatar
Historian
 
Joined: Jun 2012
Posts: 2,994

Quote:
Originally Posted by Knarly Dan View Post
As it happens I just finished reading about Anson in a section of To Rules the Waves, by Arthur Herman. A genuinely remarkable naval officer. The voyage itself was remarkable as well, and to judge by Herman's description pretty much an ongoing disaster until they reached the Pacific. Most of the problems weren't Anson's fault. Typhus, malaria, and dysentery was ravaging the fleet before it even reached Cape Horn. Because of rough weather it took several months to round the Cape, during which scurvy broke out.
It was lucky that anyone made it back. Especially for me, since my interest stems from one of my ancestors returning from the voyage in 1744.
Moros is offline  
Old November 20th, 2017, 01:42 PM   #23

Moros's Avatar
Historian
 
Joined: Jun 2012
Posts: 2,994

Quote:
Originally Posted by Bart9349 View Post
What a great write-up. Very informative. Thank you.

I knew very little about Anson and his voyage before reading this.

Here's a medal commemorating Anson and his naval successes:

Attachment 11464
(Click to enlarge)



Thanks for that. I hadn't seen one before.

Last edited by Moros; November 20th, 2017 at 01:49 PM.
Moros is offline  
Old November 20th, 2017, 02:00 PM   #24

Moros's Avatar
Historian
 
Joined: Jun 2012
Posts: 2,994

When Anson's ship was unloaded there was a great procession through London to the Tower of London. 32 wagons filled with £500,000 worth of treasure was moved, guarded by the sailors armed with cutlasses and muskets, and accompanied with music and great cheering.

ENGLANDS GLORY Being an exact View of the Waggons going into the Tower of London with the Treasure taken from the Spaniards by Commodore Anson
Click the image to open in full size.
Moros is offline  
Reply

  Historum > World History Forum > European History

Tags
anson, circumnavigation, lord, survivors



Thread Tools
Display Modes


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Possible African circumnavigation of the continent itself? PreColonialAfricaFTW Middle Eastern and African History 35 November 9th, 2013 01:56 AM
Bismarck survivors dahermit War and Military History 30 August 7th, 2013 07:33 AM
On the Phoenician circumnavigation of Africa sylla1 Ancient History 0 July 2nd, 2010 11:29 PM
Circumnavigation: A Personal Perspective RonPrice European History 2 July 19th, 2009 03:36 PM

Copyright © 2006-2013 Historum. All rights reserved.