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Thread #2169   Message #3866189
Posted By: r.padgett
15-Jul-17 - 02:51 AM
Thread Name: Origins: Admiral Benbow
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Admiral Benbow (from June Tabor)
The story of course is a bit hit and miss and there are Wikis for the encounter and Benbow's life story

Frankly I would have agreed with Kirby and Wade and left the battle (and got hanged) to fight when the odds and conditions were better ~

The French captain seems to have some sway also ~ Benbow had chain shot round one leg! he did not die straight after the battle in Port Royal ~ the Oral tradition and making things fit the song took over it seems!