John Burgoyne

General John Burgoyne (24 February 1722 – 4 August 1792) was a British army officer, dramatist and politician who sat in the House of Commons from 1761 to 1792. He first saw action during the Seven Years' War when he participated in several battles, most notably during the Portugal Campaign of 1762.

Burgoyne is best known for his role in the American Revolutionary War. He designed an invasion scheme and was appointed to command a force moving south from Canada to split away New England and end the rebellion. Burgoyne advanced from Canada but his slow movement allowed the Americans to concentrate their forces. Instead of coming to his aid according to the overall plan, the British Army in New York City moved south to capture Philadelphia. Burgoyne fought two small battles near Saratoga but was surrounded by American forces and, with no relief in sight, surrendered his entire army of 6,200 men on 17 October 1777. His surrender, says historian Edmund Morgan, "was a great turning point of the war, because it won for Americans the foreign assistance which was the last element needed for victory." He and his officers returned to England; the enlisted men became prisoners of war. Burgoyne came under sharp criticism when he returned to London, and never held another active command.

Burgoyne was also an accomplished playwright, known for his works such as ''The Maid of the Oaks'' and ''The Heiress'', but his plays never reached the fame of his military career. He served as a member of the House of Commons for a number of years, sitting for the seats of Midhurst and Preston. Provided by Wikipedia

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by Burgoyne, John
Published 1779
printed for J. Almon, Opposite Burlington-House, Piccadilly
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by Burgoyne, John
Published 1786
printed by James Magee, at the Bible and Crown, in Bridge-Street

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by Burgoyne, John
Published 1791
Printed and sold by Henry Taylor

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by Burgoyne, John
Published 1777
Printed and sold by Robert Bell, in Third-Street

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by Burgoyne, John
Published 1775
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by Burgoyne, John
Published 1787
Printed for J. Debrett, opposite Burlington-House, Piccadilly

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by Burgoyne, John
Published 1787
Printed for J. Debrett, opposite Burlington-House, Piccadilly

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by Burgoyne, John
Published 1786
printed for J. Debrett

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by Burgoyne, John
Published 1794
printed by J. Chambers, for William Jones, No. 86, Dame-Street

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by Burgoyne, John
Published 1794
printed by J. Chambers, for William Jones, No. 86, Dame-Street

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by Burgoyne, John
Published 1774
printed for T. Becket, the Corner of the Adelphi, in the Strand; Bookseller to their Royal Highnesses the Prince of Wales, Bishop of Osnabrug, Prince William, and Prince Edward

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by Burgoyne, John
Published 1775
printed for T. Becket, the Corner of the Adelphi, in the Strand; Bookseller to their Royal Highnesses the Prince of Wales, Bishop of Osnabrug, Prince William, and Prince Edward

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by Burgoyne, John
Published 1774
printed for T. Becket, the Corner of the Adelphi, in the Strand

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by Burgoyne, John
Published 1781
printed for T. Evans in the Strand

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by Burgoyne, John
Published 1785
Fowler, printer, Salisbury

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by Burgoyne, John
Published 1794
printed by John Jarvis for the editor; sold by J. Parsons, No 21, and W. Simmons, No 64, Pater-Noster-Row

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by Burgoyne, John
Published 1786
printed for the booksellers

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by Burgoyne, John
Published 1780
printed for J. Robson, New-Bond-Street; T. Becket, the Corner Other Adelphi, Strand; and R. Baldwin, Pater-Noster-Row

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by Burgoyne, John
Published 1779
printed for J. Almon, Opposite Burlington-House, Piccadilly
Subjects: '; ...Burgoyne, John / 1722-1792 / Correspondence...