• Code 041021-6

MARQUIS OF GRANBY (BATTLE OF MINDEN, 1759)


Æ 27mm. THE BRITISH HERO  THE MARQUIS OF GRANBY His bust right.  R. A crowned, heart, laurel branches at sides.  Eimer 671. M.I. p.704, 436. VF
Ex David Rogers collection.

Lieutenant-General John Manners, Marquess of Granby (1721-1770), was the eldest son of the 3rd Duke of Rutland. He served in the Seven Years' War. Promoted to lieutenant-general in 1759 and later that year fought at the Battle of Minden as commander of the second line of cavalry under Duke Ferdinand of Brunswick-Wolffenbuttel.

He was popular with his troops and many public houses are still named after him today.


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