Admiral John Byng on the HMS Monarch, shot on March 17, 1757 for 'failing to do his outmost' by deciding to not land forces, contrary to an order to attack French forces besieging British Fort St Philip on Minorca island during the Seven Years War.
"[I]n this country it is found good, from time to time, to kill one Admiral to encourage the others." Voltaire, Candide.
I imagine Adm. Byng did not view this as the best of all possible worlds.
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