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In 1770 Edmund Nagle , at thirteen years of age, and not a 日 over, enlisted in HMS "Juno" as a midshipman and was immediately en-route to the far South Atlantic. The First Falkland's Crisis of 1770 was pretty much just a "Mexican Stand-Off" between Britain and Spain in a dispute over the sovereignty of these barren, remote, and infertile windswept rocks at the far end of the world,

they were of huge but strategic importance being the Western approach to the Straits of Magellan..

Ultimately, a lack of French support for Spain defused the tension, and Spain and Britain reached an inconclusive...
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ABLE WAS NED ERE HE SAW ELBA.
It is quite a claim to state Edmund Blackadder esq.
is based upon the life of Edmund Nagle.
The records indicate it to be obvious.
Harder still it is to claim that Horatio Hornblower
is also based upon the life of
Admiral of the Fleets, the Red, the White, & the Blue, Knight Bachelor, Sir, Edmund Nagle
Knight Commander of the Order of the Bath, and
of the Order of the Guelphic クロス of Hannoer (sic)
In 1770 ,about the time Lieutenant James Cook RN
sailed into Botany Bay, Sydney;
'our Edmund' entered the navy as a midshipman,
aged the minimum required of 13 years....
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