Admiral John Byng by David Davies

Convicted of "failing to do his utmost", Byng was executed on board the Monarch in March 1757; David Davies returns to Royal Harwich to regale us with one of his historical tales and we will learn about the Admiral's life in the Royal Navy, the Battle of Minorca and his eventual fate. Voltaire certainly had something to say about it in Candide: "In this country, it is good to kill an admiral from time to time, in order to encourage the others (pour encourager les autres)".

Covid 19: Holding our Winter Talks will be dependent upon the rules governing this type of gathering; we will keep you informed.

Date: Saturday 6th March 2021

Time: Doors and Bar open at 18:00; Meal, if booked, sit down at 18:45; Lecture at 20:00.

Venue: Royal Harwich Yacht Club, Woolverstone, Ipswich, Suffolk, IP9 1AT, free parking in the Club car park.

Bookings and Payment: Closed at present.