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Sir William Congreve (1772-1828)

The Details of the Rocket system, shewing the various applications of this weapon, both for sea and land service, and its different uses in the field and in sieges 1814

RCIN 1085777

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Congreve was a soldier, inventor, Member of Parliament, and Fellow of the Royal Society, and a favourite of the Regent, who made him one of his equerries when he became King.