Wednesday, 19 June 2013

19th June 1813: General Maitland appointed Governor of Malta

John Hoppner's portrait of Maitland
On Saturday 19th June 1813 Lieutenant General Maitland, the suppressor of Luddism in the North of England, was appointed the Governor & Commander-in-Chief of Malta, being sworn into the role on 15th July.

Maitland's appointment was announced in the London Gazette 16741, his swearing in in the same publication, issue 16752.

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