Marquis of Granby, 1766

Master-General of Ordnance from 1763-70. Marquis of Granby was his title but his name was John Manners and he was at this time a Lieutenant General. A few years earlier he commanded the Blues in the Seven Years War and earned fame by leading a charge 'bald-headed' at the battle of Warburg. All his portraits show him without a wig. He wears a buff waistcoat edged with gold lace which replaced the red waistcoat in 1760. On his right shoulder is a gold shoulder knot, This was replaced by a fringed epaulette in 1770.

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