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Title: Sir Ralph Abercromby : no peace in rest
Authors: Grech, Christopher
Keywords: Abercromby, Ralph, Sir, 1734-1801
Generals -- Great Britain -- Biography
Great Britain -- History, Military -- 1789-1820
Malta -- History -- British occupation, 1800-1964
Issue Date: 2018-11-04
Publisher: Allied Newspapers Ltd.
Citation: Grech, C. (2018, November 4). Sir Ralph Abercromby: no peace In rest. The Sunday Times of Malta, pp. 62-63.
Abstract: Fate can be a fickle mistress, smiling upon some people and frowning upon others; even war heroes suffering similar deaths can sometimes be lionised or more often forgotten for no apparent reason. Take, for example, those two arch-enemies of Napoleon Bonaparte, admiral Lord Nelson and General Sir Ralph Abercromby. Each suffered fatal gunshot wounds in the heat of battle and yet Nelson is revered as a national hero and poor Abercromby lies forgotten, mouldering beneath a neglected marble slab. This article examines the fate suffered by the hapless general and explores the myth surrounding his death and disturbed afterlife.
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