Lally, Count.


From His embarking for the East Indies, as Commander in Chief of the French Forces in that Country, to his being sent Prisoner of War to England, after the Surrender of Pondichery. Consisting of Pieces Written by Himself and Addressed to his Judges, in Answer to the Charges brought against him by the Attorney General of his Most Christian Majesty. Illustrated by a Map of his Military Operations in the East Indies. To which are added Accounts of the prior Part of his Life, his Condemnation and Execution; With such other Pieces, (most of them produced on his Trial) as were thought most necessary to illustrate his civil and military Character. Charles Kiernan for F. Newbery ... 1766.
1st Ed. xi + [iv] + 375pp. Half title present. Folding frontis. map. Some browning, with the bookplates of Howard of Effingham and Sir O.W. Brierly, signature of T. Smalbroke at end, contemporary gilt rule edged speckled calf, corners rubbed, rebacked in modern calf with dec. gilt filleted raised bands with gilt compartments and gilt lettered title label to spine. ESTC T146540. Roscoe, A591. Thomas Arthur, comte de Lally, baron de Tollendal (17021766) French general of Irish Jacobite ancestry. Lally commanded French forces, including two battalions of his own red-coated Regiment of Lally of the Irish Brigade, in India during the Seven Years' War. After a failed attempt to capture Madras he lost the Battle of Wandiwash to British forces under Eyre Coote and then was forced to surrender the remaining French post at Pondicherry. After a time spent as a prisoner of war in Britain, Lally voluntarily returned to France to face charges where he was beheaded for his alleged failures in India.
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