Editors. "Admiral Byng is shot for neglect of duty". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 30 December 2011
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Admiral John Byng, who failed to prevent the French capture of the island of Minorca in May 1756, is court-martialled and sentenced to be executed by firing squad for neglect of duty.