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Sarum: The Novel of England Chapter Summary & Analysis - The Calm Summary

Edward Rutherfurd
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The Calm Summary

In 1720, Samuel Shockley and the family are financially ruined by investing in the South Sea Bubble. England is at peace and ruled by Queen Anne and joined with Scotland and Wales.

Jonathon Shockley inherits the Salisbury house when his grandfather and father die. He manages the estates of George Forest and has a son, Adam. In 1753, Adam tells his parents that he wants to be a soldier. His mother, Elizabeth, wants him to be a clergyman. Adam wants to be commissioned to India. Jonathon has Baron George Forest make the arrangements and purchases an ensign's commission.

Adam has a letter of introduction from George Forest to Fiennes Wilson in Madres. He is an official with the East India Company. His first battle in Calcutta results in an English victory.

In 1767, Lieutenant Adam Shockley is in the West Indies in Dominica. In October 1777, he is a...

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