Burgoyne, John (17231792)

Burgoyne, John, English general, and distinguished as the last sent out to subdue the revolt in the American colonies, and, after a victory or two, being obliged to capitulate to General Gates at Saratoga, fell into disfavour; defended his conduct with ability and successfully afterwards; devoted his leisure to poetry and the drama, the “Heiress” in the latter his best (17231792).

Definition taken from The Nuttall Encyclopædia, edited by the Reverend James Wood (1907)

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