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Record 6315

Reading Experience:

'In reading "The Gazette" for the 22nd instant I find the King of Prussia, with about 20,000, has beat the combined forces of the empire and France, which were about 60,000; he having been totally routed by them and taken almost or quite all their cannon, baggage, etc., taking and killing in the field of battle and the pursuit 10,000 men.'
Century: 1700-1799
Date: 25 Nov 1757
Country: England
Time: n/a
Place: city: East Hoathly
county: Sussex
Type of Experience (Reader):
silent aloud unknown
solitary in company unknown
single serial unknown
Type of Experience (Listener):
solitary in company unknown
single serial unknown

Reader/Listener/Reading Group:

Reader:Thomas Turner
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Male
Date of Birth 9 Jun 1729
Socio-economic group: Clerk / tradesman / artisan / smallholder
Occupation: shopkeeper
Religion: Church of England
Country of origin: England
Country of experience: England
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Title: The London Gazette
Genre: Politics
Form of Text: Print: Newspaper
Publication details: 22 November 1757
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 6315  
Source - Print  
  Author: Thomas Turner
  Editor: David Vaisey
  Title: The Dairy of Thomas Turner
  Place of Publication: Oxford
  Date of Publication: 1984
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 124
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Thomas Turner, David Vaisey (ed.), The Dairy of Thomas Turner (Oxford, 1984), p. 124,, accessed: 02 June 2023

Additional comments:



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