Sir Ralph Abercromby

1734-1801

Sir Ralph Abercromby was a prominent general in the Napoleonic Wars. It is quite possible that he would have been even more prominent in the Army had he not gone on record as opposing British involvement in the American War of Independence.

He made his name leading an expedition to the French West Indies in 1795-96 which resulted in the capture of St Lucia and Trinidad. In 1800 he took command of the Army in the Mediterranean, and in 1801 he led an invasion of Egypt by a combined army of British and Turkish soldiers. He was killed that same year at the Battle of Alexandria.

Time period(s): Georgian


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Prehistory - Roman Britain - Dark Ages - Medieval Britain - The Tudor Era - The Stuarts - Georgian Britain - The Victorian Age

History of England - History of Wales - London History



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