Factbites
 Where results make sense
About us   |   Why use us?   |   Reviews   |   PR   |   Contact us  

Topic: Battle of Beachy Head


Related Topics

  
  The Probert Encyclopaedia - Weapons and Warfare (B)
The Battle of Algiers was a bitter conflict in Algiers from 1954 to 1962 between the Algerian nationalist population and the French colonial army and French settlers.
The Battle of Beachy Head was an English naval defeat in the Channel on the 30th of June 1690 by a French force sailing to London in support of a proposed Jacobite rebellion.
The Battle of Culloden was a defeat in 1746 of the Jacobite rebel army of the British prince Charles Edward Stuart (the 'Young Pretender') by the Duke of Cumberland on a stretch of moorland in Inverness-shire, Scotland.
www.galgani.it /free_encyclopedia/F2.HTM   (16924 words)

  
 BEACHY HEAD - LoveToKnow Article on BEACHY HEAD   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Battle of Beacizy Ilcad.This naval battle, known to the French as BCvisier (a corruption of Pevensey), was fought on the 30th of June 1690.
An allied force of 37 British sail of the line, under command of the earl of Torrington (Arthur Herbert), and of 22 Dutch under C. Evertsen, was at anchor under the headland, while a French fleet of over 70 sail, commanded by the comte de Tourville, was anchored some miles off to the south-west.
A full account of the battle of Beachy Head, written with ample quotation of documents, and for the purpose of vindicating Herbert, will be found in Admiraj~Colombs Naval Warfare (London, 1899).
www.1911encyclopedia.org /B/BE/BEACHY_HEAD.htm   (689 words)

  
 Battle of Beachy Head - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Two naval battles fought off the promontory of Beachy Head on the Sussex coast of England, are known as the Battle of Beachy Head.
The third day of fighting in the Battle of Portland, 1653, during the First Anglo-Dutch War, took place off Beachy Head between fleets of the Commonwealth of England under General at Sea Robert Blake and the United Provinces under Admiral Maarten Tromp.
The Battle of Beachy Head, 1690, during the War of the Grand Alliance, was fought between an Anglo-Dutch fleet under the Earl of Torrington and a French fleet under the Comte Anne Hilarion de Tourville.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Battle_of_Beachy_Head   (193 words)

  
 Head
Head of the Charles Regatta The Head of the Charles Regatta is a Cambridge.
Head of the Harbor, New York Head of the Harbor is a village located in 2000 census, the village had a total population...
Pednathise Head Pednathise Head is the Isles of Scilly.
www.brainyencyclopedia.com /topics/head.html   (2114 words)

  
 Battle of Portland - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The Battle of Portland, also known as the Three Days' Battle, was a naval battle of the First Anglo-Dutch War.
On 28 February 1653, the fleet of the Commonwealth of England under General at Sea Robert Blake attacked the fleet of the United Provinces under Admiral Maarten Tromp as he escorted merchantmen through the English Channel.
The third day of fighting, off Beachy Head on 2 March 1653, is known as the Battle of Beachy Head.
www.kernersville.us /project/wikipedia/index.php/Battle_of_Portland   (163 words)

  
 Beachy Head   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Beachy Head is a chalk headland on the south coast of England, close to the town of Eastbourne in the county of East Sussex.
Beachy Head is notorious as a popular location for people to commit suicide.
The Battle of Beachy Head, 1690, was a naval engagement during the War of the Grand Alliance
www.sciencedaily.com /encyclopedia/beachy_head   (268 words)

  
 Probert Encyclopaedia: Battles (1600-1699)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The Battle of Killiecrankie was an overwhelming defeat of Government forces by Jacobite Highlanders under the command of Graham of Claverhouse, known as 'Bonnie Dundee', in 1689 at a gorge near the village of Killiecrankie in Perth and Kinross, Scotland.
The Battle of Preston took place between the 17th and the 19th of August 1648 and was an encounter in which effectively ended the second phase of the English Civil War.
The Battle of The Dunes was a victory obtained by an Anglo-French army under Turenne over the Spaniards under Don John of Austria and Conde on the dunes east of Dunkirk in June 1658.
www.probertencyclopaedia.com /FB7.HTM   (1362 words)

  
 Royal Navy
The first HMS Exeter was a Third rate of 70 guns which survived the Battle of Beachy Head against the French on 20 June 1690.
The fourth HMS Exeter was a cruiser with six 8-inch and four 4-inch guns which won Exeter’s fifth Battle Honour at the Battle of the River Plate on 13 December 1939 during which the intrepidity and coolness of officers and men alike was in the Captain’s word, ‘Superb’.
She was awarded her sixth Battle Honour in the Falklands Conflict of 1982 and was again involved in defence activities when in 1991 she was employed as an escort for a US Battleship and Mine Counter-Measures Units off the Kuwait coast during the Gulf War of 1991.
www.royal-navy.mod.uk /rn/print.php?page=2576   (461 words)

  
 Encyclopedia: Battle of Beachy Head (1690)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The War of the Grand Alliance (also known as the War of the League of Augsburg, the War of the English Succession, and the Nine Years War) was a major war fought in Europe and America from 1688 to 1697, between France and the League of Augsburg (which, by 1689...
In the War of the Grand Alliance he defeated an Anglo-Dutch fleet at the Battle of Beachy Head in 1690 but was later defeated by them at the Battle...
Battles of the War of the Grand Alliance
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Battle-of-Beachy-Head-(1690)   (455 words)

  
 List of naval battles   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Battle of Salamis (308 BC) Demetrius I Poliorcetes defeats the fleet of Menelaeus, brother of Ptolemy I
Battle of Chios (201 BC) Philip V of Macedon is defeated by the Egyptians, Rhodians, and Pergamese
Battle of Damme (1213) English under William Longsword, Earl of Salisbury, sink most of fleet of France's King Philip II in the harbor of Damme
www.enlightenweb.net /l/li/list_of_naval_battles.html   (885 words)

  
 World History 1675- 1700 AD
This time at the Battle of Barfleur, they were heavily outnumbered and outgunned The French mounted only 3,240 guns against an enemies force of nearly 7,000.
Eugene of Saxony the commander of Imperial troops in Hungary killed 20,000 Ottomans captured the Ottoman treasury, all of its artillery and provisions and 10 of theSultans wives.
After the battle the treaty of Karlowitz is signed in which the Ottomans are forced to cede Croatia, Hungary Transilvania and Sovenia to Austria.
www.multied.com /dates/1675ad.html   (680 words)

  
 Arthur Herbert, 1st Earl of Torrington - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Torrington played an important role in the War of the League of Augsburg, commanding the English and Dutch fleets at the Battle of Beachy Head (June 30, 1690).
In connection with his 1690 operations against the French, the Earl is credited with being the first to use the expression, "fleet in being".
Torrington proposed avoiding a set battle, except under very favourable conditions, until the arrival of reinforcements.
www.northmiami.us /project/wikipedia/index.php/Arthur_Herbert,_1st_Earl_of_Torrington   (247 words)

  
 Articles - Beachy Head   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Beachy Head (grid reference TV587955) is a chalk headland on the south coast of England, close to the town of Eastbourne in the county of East Sussex.
The famous Belle Tout lighthouse built in 1831 is located near the edge of the cliff on the next headland west from Beachy Head.
The lighthouse was superseded by the newer Beachy Head Lighthouse, 43m in height, built in the sea below in 1902.
www.gaple.com /articles/Beachy_Head   (474 words)

  
 SIR GEORGE ROOKE - LoveToKnow Article on SIR GEORGE ROOKE
He became rear-admiral in 1690, and fought at the battle of Beachy Head.
In May of 1692 he served under Russell at the battle of Barfleur, and he greatly distinguished himself in a night attack on the French fleet at La Hogue, when he succeeded in burning six of their ships.
On the i3th of August of the same year he attacked the French fleet off Malaga, the battle being drawn.
www.1911encyclopedia.org /R/RO/ROOKE_SIR_GEORGE.htm   (365 words)

  
 SIR CLOUDESLEY SHOVEL - LoveToKnow Article on SIR CLOUDESLEY SHOVEL
He was present as captain of the " Edgar " (70) at the first fight at Bantry Bay, and shortly afterwards was knighted.
across St George's Channel to Ireland; the same year he was made rear-admiral of the blue, and was present at the battle of Beachy Head on loth July.
In 1692 he was appointed rear-admiral of the red, and joined Admiral Russell, under whom he greatly distinguished himself at La Hogue, by being the first to break through the enemy's line.
www.1911encyclopedia.org /S/SH/SHOVEL_SIR_CLOUDESLEY.htm   (676 words)

  
 Britain's Coastline
To the West of Beachy Head, the 500 ft high chalk cliffs known as the Seven Sisters indicate the end of the South Downs.
The earthwork at Godrevy Head is believed to have been constructed against the threat of the Spanish Armada in 1588, and Godrevy Lighthouse (which can be seen from the headland) was the inspiration for Virginia's Woolf's novel 'To the Lighthouse'.
William the Conqueror landed at Pevensey to the west and defeated Harold at the Battle of Hastings in 1066.
www.fatbadgers.co.uk /Britain/coast.htm   (3781 words)

  
 [No title]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The first reformation and major expansion of the Royal Navy occurred during the reign of King Henry VIII whose ships the "Great Harry" and the "Mary Rose" engaged the French navy in a battle in the Solent in 1545.
Between 1690 and 1916, the Royal Navy suffered only one major defeat, at the Battle of the Chesapeake, and was able to defeat decisively all challengers, as at the Battle of Trafalgar.
1914 Battle of Heligoland Bight, Battle of Coronel, Battle of the Falkland Islands
www.online-encyclopedia.info /encyclopedia/r/ro/royal_navy.html   (608 words)

  
 GENUKI: Lords of Great Britain
He afterwards acted in concert with Chatham, in opposition to the ministry of Lord North; on the fall of which, in March, 1782, he was again placed at the head of the administration, but died July 1 of the same year, and was succeeded by Lord Shelburne.
The king dissolved the parliament, resolved to govern thenceforward without one, and arbitrary principles were openly avowed by the partisans of the court.
He entered the navy in 1678 ; served in the fleet sent to oppose the Prince of Orange, but went over to his party; was a commander at the battle off Beachy Head and afterwards served in the Mediterranean under Admirals Rooke and Russell.
www.genuki.org.uk /big/royalty/lord.html   (1036 words)

  
 TheRoyal Sovereign Light Vessel/Tower & Trinity House   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
This vessel was launched on October 13th 1636 and had a long and successful career as a flagship of the Navy, including leading the attack against the French Navy in July 1690 in the Battle of Beachy Head.
This was the vessel that saw action at the Battle of Trafalgar on October 21st 1805.
Royal Sovereign was the first vessel to open fire in the battle and hit the Santa Aima causing severe damage.
www.sussexmasons.org.uk /rsl6630/htm/images.htm   (1167 words)

  
 June 9th
What in former days turned out into the battle of Dungeness turned this time out into the battle of Beachy Head due to much stream coming from the west and to less wind coming from the north direction.
The best chances are for Brighton, but endless the wind changes from West to North and all of a sudden Cowes is reachable in one tag with an average speed of almost 6 knots.
Sailing is not just a hobby it is a way of life as during sailing the sailing vessel is permanently falling apart despite the high quality materials which are used.
users.bart.nl /~jderijke/june_9th.html   (1021 words)

  
 Articles - Beachy Head   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The prominence of Beachy Head has made it a landmark for sailors in the English Channel.
The third day of fighting in the Battle of Portland, 1653, took place off Beachy Head during the First Anglo-Dutch War.
The chalk was formed in the Cretaceous period when the area was under the sea, 65 million years ago.
lastring.com /articles/Beachy_Head?mySession=2df0ad0c1e21daebd2cb51e...   (385 words)

  
 Beachy Head
Beachy Head husband had a 'motive to kill his wife'; New police probe as coroner brands widower 'a dishonest control freak'.
Beachy Head 'suicide' woman bound, gagged; DOUBLE DEATH MYSTERY.(News) (The Mirror (London, England))
Disaster is averted as Beachy Head cliff collapses.
www.infoplease.com /ce6/world/A0806586.html   (295 words)

  
 Tania Sickling - Trip Diary
But we were headed in the wrong direction so had to jump off after a quick conversation with the driver.
In the afternoon we headed back into town, first to the Arc de Triomphe where we saw the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, and from there took a walk down the Champs-Elysées (past two building-sized Louis Vuitton bags which were part of a store front or advertising campaign or something).
When the sun got too much for me I headed back under shelter along the platform, where small groups of soldiers and their supporters were swapping stories in the shade.
homepages.slingshot.co.nz /~zoozle/taniastales04.html   (17890 words)

  
 COMBAT OVER BEACHY HEAD   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Mickey Mount, flying his 602 Squadron MkII Spitfire, successfully attacks a Messerschmitt Me109 low over the cliffs of Beachy Head on the south coast during the Battle of Britain in the summer of 1940.
Spitfires and Me109s were so evenly matched at this early point of the war that the outcome of such contests were usually decided by the skill of the competing pilots.
Both fighters were continually improved and upgraded, and flew throughout the war and became the two greatest protagonists in the history of aerial combat.
wings-fine-arts.ebusiness-apps.com /estore/4456.htm   (88 words)

  
 BBC - Beyond the Broadcast - Making History   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The Battle of Barfleur was a naval action during the War of the Grand Alliance, which lasted eight years from 1689.
The forces of Louis XIV of France were opposed by an alliance led by England, the United Provinces of the Netherlands, and the Austrian Habsburgs.
The first of the sea battles, the Battle of Beachy Head (1690), took place while William was in Ireland and was a French victory.
www.bbc.co.uk /education/beyond/factsheets/makhist_prog3b.shtml   (498 words)

  
 Other Exeters
She had sustained some damage during the battle, and believing there was a much larger British force waiting off the coast, the Captain scuttled her.
She was awarded the sixth Battle Honour for her name during the Falklands Conflict of 1982.
The first HMS Exeter survived the Battle of Beachy Head against the French on 20th June 1690.
www.exetermemories.co.uk /EM/OtherExeters.html   (1107 words)

  
 Time Line
The English fleet was defeated off Beachy Head and the French went on to attack Teignmouth.
The battle was part of a series of disputes arising from the Grand Alliance, which William III joined the previous December.
The Battle of the Boyne was fought at the River Boyne, Ireland, on July 12.
www.history.uk.com /timeline/index.php?date=1690   (120 words)

  
 Beachy Head   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Lord Torrington, the English admiral, lay at St. Helens, with only forty English and a few Dutch ships; and conscious of the disadvantage under which he should give battle he ran up between the enemy's flee and he coast to protect it.
The queen's council, dictated to by Russel, persuaded her to order Torringron to venture a battle.
Recent Criticism on Smith's poetics in "Beachy Head," by J. Robinson
www3.sympatico.ca /bouray/beachy.htm   (327 words)

  
 William of Orange & the borders of Nord/Pas-de-Calais
Battle of the Boyne 1690 - William's famous victory in Ireland saved Ulster protestants besieged in Londonderry by James and the French.
Battle of Beachy Head, 1690: the French sank 5 ships of the combined English and Dutch fleets, but had not made preparations to follow up any victory with an invasion.
An inconclusive French victory in the battle of Beachy Head caused great alarm in London.
www.theotherside.co.uk /tm-heritage/background/william-orange.htm   (896 words)

  
 June 8th
In the history of this crew are remarkable battles like the ‘battle of Dungeness’; a 12 hour fight with wind and current to pass cape Dungeness and its ugly power plant.
Beachy Head (the next cape on the English south coast) just wouldn’t give in and we spend most of the night between Friday and Saturday ‘battling Beachy Head’.
As I am writing this we are entering Cowes on Isle of Wight with another wisdom learned: ‘Even though the water may seem quiet, it doesn’t mean the crocodiles have left’ or: never trust the English south coast.
users.bart.nl /~jderijke/june_8th.html   (1211 words)

Try your search on: Qwika (all wikis)

Factbites
  About us   |   Why use us?   |   Reviews   |   Press   |   Contact us  
Copyright © 2005-2007 www.factbites.com Usage implies agreement with terms.