Segundo filho do Sir Thomas Monck, George Monck começou sua carreira militar aos 16 anos de idade se juntando na expedição do exército inglês em Cadiz no ano de 1625, no mesmo ano ele foi compelido para evitar julgamentos a participar do Cerco de La Rochelle após esfaquear o sub-xerife de Devon, que tinha prendido seu pai por excesso de dividendos, então logo, para pagar essas dividas ele participou dos ataques ingleses de 1627 e 1628.
George Monck, 1st duke of Albemarle, in full George Monck, 1st duke of Albemarle, earl of Torrington, Baron Monck of Potheridge, Beauchamp and Teyes, Monck also spelled Monk, (born December 6, 1608, Great Potheridge, Devon, England—died January 3, 1670, London), English general who fought in Ireland and Scotland during the English Civil Wars and who was the chief architect of the Restoration of the Stuart monarchy in 1660, following 11 years of republican government.
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George Monck, 1st Duke of Albemarle JP KG PC was an English soldier, who fought on both sides during the Wars of the Three Kingdoms. A prominent military figure under the Commonwealth, his support was crucial to the Restoration of Charles II in 1660, who rewarded him with the title Duke of Albemarle and other senior positions. The younger son of an impoverished Devon landowner, Monck began his military career in 1625 and served in the Eighty Years' War until 1638, when he returned ...
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George Monck was the English general who restored Britain's parliament in the spring of 1660, bringing to a close nearly two decades of bitter civil war and religious strife. Then, under Monck's leadership, parliament enacted the restoration of the British monarchy, which had been suspended since the execution of King Charles I eleven years earlier.
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Monck began his military career at the age of 16 when he volunteered to join the English expedition against Cadiz (1625), during which he probably served under his cousin Sir Richard Grenvillewho commanded a company of foot. On his return to England, Monck and his elder brother attacked and beat up an under-sheriff who had arrested their father for...
In July 1650, Monck was given command of a regiment of foot in Cromwell's army for the invasion of Scotland. However, the soldiers of Colonel Bright's regiment—the first regiment to which he was appointed—refused to accept him as their colonel because he had fought against them at Nantwich. Cromwell therefore took five companies from Fenwick's regi...
Monck kept firm control over the army and was vigilant for signs of disaffection amongst his officers. Although he continued to proclaim his support for the Commonwealth in public, he entered into secret negotiations with representatives of Charles Stuart during March 1660, resulting in the formulation of Charles' manifesto the Declaration of Breda...
The English general and statesman George Monck, 1st Duke of Albemarle (1608-1670), was instrumental in the restoration of Charles II to the English throne in 1660. George Monck, or Monk, who was born on Dec. 6, 1608, of an old Devonshire family of modest means, chose the vocation of soldier while only 17. He served with English expeditions to the ...
George Monck, 1st Duke of Albemarle, 1608-1670 Professional soldier who fought for both sides during the Civil Wars. He attained high office under Cromwell's Protectorate, then gained a dukedom by securing the Restoration of Charles II G eorge Monck was born at the manor house of Great Potheridge near Torrington in Devon on 6 December 1608.