Brock, General Robert E.
Provision was made in the design, by Sir Aston Webb, for the extension of the Mall to open upon Trafalgar Square, through gateways in a semicircular range of buildings to be occupied by government offices, and for a wide circular space in front of the Palace, with a statue of the Queen by Thomas Brock in its centre.
Of the Brock is Doon Hill (650 ft.), which overlooks the lower course of the stream and indeed the whole field.
BROCKVILLE, a town and port of entry of Ontario, Canada, and capital of Leeds county, named after General Sir Isaac Brock, situtated 119 m.
Through the influence of Lieut.-Governor Gore, supplemented by that of Sir Isaac Brock, Strachan was prevailed upon in 1812 to transfer himself to York, where he was soon deeply involved in civil and ecclesiastical politics.
Brock and 60 ratings were lent to the Dover command, where a small factory was set up to prepare the materials for it.
Brock, too, never returned.
The British general, Sir George Prevost, was neither able nor energetic, but his subordinate, Major-General Isaac Brock, was both.
In July, before the Americans were ready, Brock seized Mackinac at the head of Lake Huron; and on the 16th of August Detroit in the channel between Huron and Erie was surrendered.
In the second half of 1812 the British general, Sir Isaac Brock, lieutenantgovernor of Upper Canada, adopted measures for opposing the Americans on the frontier line, between Huron and Erie.
General Brock drove him back and forced him to surrender at Detroit on the 16th of August.
Brock now promptly transferred himself to the western end of Erie, where the American general Henry Dearborn was attempting another invasion.
Brock fell in action on the 13th of October, while repulsing Dearborn's subordinate Van Rensselaer, a politician named to command by favour, and ignorant of a soldier's business.
Brock (ed.), Virginia Historical Collections (i i vols., Richmond, 1882-92); P. A.
SIR ISAAC BROCK (1769-1812), British soldier and administrator, was born at St Peter Port, Guernsey, on the 6th of October 1769.
On the outbreak of the war of 1812 Brock had to defend Upper Canada against invasion by the United States.
His 'Life and Correspondence by his nephew, Ferdinand Brock Tupper (2nd edition, London, 1847), still remains the best; later lives are by D.
Brock (ed.), "The Official Letters of Alexander Spotswood" (with a memoir), in The Collections of the Virginia Historical Society (2 vols., Richmond, 1882-1885).
On the 16th of August 1812, without any resistance and without consulting his officers, he surrendered the city to General Brock, for reasons of humanity, and afterwards attempted to justify himself by criticism of the War Department in general and in particular of General Henry Dearborn's armistice with Prevost, which had not included in its terms Hull, whom Dearborn had been sent out to reinforce.'
Brock, are of great value for the political history of the colonies in this period.