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What Happened in 1797

Important Events in 1797

  • Feb 14 The Battle of Cape St Vincent: British fleet under Admiral Sir John Jervis defeats larger Spanish fleet under Admiral Don José de Córdoba y Ramos near Cape St. Vincent, Portugal. Captain Horatio Nelson distinguishes himself.
  • Feb 22 The Last Invasion of Britain, launched by the French during the Revolutionary Wars, begins near Fishguard, Wales
  • Feb 26 Bank of England issues first £1 note
  • Oct 11 Battle of Camperdown (Kamperduin): British navy defeats Dutch fleet

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