A Portrait of Sir William Green

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A Portrait of Sir William Green
Paul Newman
The American Revolution Institute
January 21, 2022

Museum Collections and Operations Manager Paul Newman discusses a portrait of General Sir William Green, Baronet, by George Carter, ca 1784. As the chief engineer for Gibraltar prior to and during the Franco-Spanish siege of the British territory, it was Green who designed, lobbied for and oversaw the construction of greater defenses of the Rock. This Lunch Bite focuses on why one of the Revolutionary War’s greatest sieges was fought on the doorstep to the Mediterranean Sea and how engineer William Green made sure the British kept their outcrop of Empire.