Prescott, William

Prescott, William,

1726–95, American Revolutionary officer, b. Groton, Mass. He saw service in the French and Indian WarsFrench and Indian Wars,
1689–1763, the name given by American historians to the North American colonial wars between Great Britain and France in the late 17th and the 18th cent.
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. In the American RevolutionAmerican Revolution,
1775–83, struggle by which the Thirteen Colonies on the Atlantic seaboard of North America won independence from Great Britain and became the United States. It is also called the American War of Independence.
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, he fortified (1775) Breed's Hill for the colonists and was prominent in the subsequent battle that was erroneously called the battle of Bunker HillBunker Hill, battle of,
in the American Revolution, June 17, 1775. Detachments of colonial militia under Artemas Ward, Nathanael Greene, John Stark, and Israel Putnam laid siege to Boston shortly after the battles of Lexington and Concord.
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. Later he served around New York City (1776) and in the Saratoga campaignSaratoga campaign,
June–Oct., 1777, of the American Revolution. Lord George Germain and John Burgoyne were the chief authors of a plan to end the American Revolution by splitting the colonies along the Hudson River.
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 (1777).
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Also recognised in the New Year Honours List for services to their particular sport or sport in general are Christopher Cohen (CBE), Vic Akers, John Derbyshire, Celia Godsall, David Harrison, Prof William Hillis, Wendy Martinson (OBEs) and Heather Crouch, Gordon Guthrie, Frank Hannah, Anna Hemmings, John Hemmings, Barry Hitchcock, John Alexander Jameson, Sheila Layton, Terence McLernon, Frederick Millar, Keith Hedley Moss, Janice Naylor, Jean Pickering, Stephen Prescott, William Roulston and Andrew Wood (MBEs).
His guest list after Geri includes Elton John, Phil Collins, Robbie Williams, Liam Neeson, Ewan MacGregor, Sir Anthony Hopkins, Cilla Black, John Prescott, William Hague, on and on it goes.
Mark Johnston and James Bethell were among those trainers at the first seminar at Middleham, and Sir Mark Prescott, William Haggas and Chris Wall are expected to attend the Newmarket seminar on Tuesday, with others, including Jeremy Noseda and Clive Brittain, intending to complete computer modules instead.
Noseda, who took charge of the fillies - by Pivotal, Kyllachy and Green Desert - around six weeks ago, joins a roster of 11 trainers supported by the stud, owned by David and Patricia Thompson, with Sir Michael Stoute, Sir Mark Prescott, William Haggas and Amanda Perrett among those in the ranks.
Shortly afterwards he began an 11-month spell riding as a freelance in Britain and partnered winners for Sir Mark Prescott, William Haggas, Chris Wall and Mark Johnston.
It was always a possibility I would be going back to Hong Kong to ride for Sean and now I am pleased to say it is going to happen," said Woods, who returned to Britain last year since when, as a freelance, he has ridden winners for, among others, Sir Mark Prescott, William Haggas, Chris Wall and Mark Johnston.