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People/Characters: Richard Howe

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1776 by David McCulloughAdmiral
1776: The Illustrated Edition by David McCulloughAdmiral
All the Brave Fellows by James L. NelsonAdmiral
Benjamin Franklin: An American Life by Walter IsaacsonLord Richard Howe
The Floating Republic by G. E. Manwaring
The Great Mutiny by James Dugan
John Adams by David McCullough
Johnny One-Eye: A Tale of the American Revolution by Jerome CharynAdmiral, Lord, "Black Dick"
The Line Upon a Wind: The Great War at Sea, 1793-1815 by Noel MostertAdmiral
The Long Fuse: How England Lost the American Colonies 1760-1785 by Don Cook
The Road to Valley Forge by John Buchanan
Scars of Independence: America's Violent Birth by Holger Hoock
Spying in High Heels by Gemma Halliday
To Rule the Waves: How the British Navy Shaped the Modern World (P.S.) by Arthur Herman
Washington's Immortals by Patrick K. O'DonnellAdmiral

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Admiral of the Fleet Richard Howe, 1st Earl Howe, KG (8 March 1726 – 5 August 1799) was a British naval officer. After serving throughout the War of the Austrian Succession, he gained a reputation for his role in amphibious operations against the French coast as part of Britain's policy of naval descents during the Seven Years' War. He also took part, as a naval captain, in the decisive British naval victory at the Battle of Quiberon Bay in November 1759.

In North America, Howe is best known for his service during the American Revolutionary War, when he acted as a naval commander and a peace commissioner with the American rebels; he also conducted a successful relief during the Great Siege of Gibraltar in the later stages of the War.

Howe later commanded the victorious British fleet during the Glorious First of June in June 1794 during the French Revolutionary Wars.

Richard Howe, 1st Earl Howe in Wikipedia

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