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The Life and Times of Sir Peter Carew, Kt., (from the Original Manuscript, ) (Paperback) Loot Price: R606
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The Life and Times of Sir Peter Carew, Kt., (from the Original Manuscript, ) (Paperback): John Hooker

The Life and Times of Sir Peter Carew, Kt., (from the Original Manuscript, ) (Paperback)

John Hooker

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Purchase of this book includes free trial access to www.million-books.com where you can read more than a million books for free. This is an OCR edition with typos. Excerpt from book: PREFACE. While making some researches among the valuable MSS. preserved in the Library of Lambeth Palace, in connexion with a larger work which the Editor of the following pages is preparing for the press, his attention was attracted by a MS. Life of Sir Peter Carew, in the handwriting of John Vowell, alias Hooker, of Exeter. Of the inner, or home, life of an English gentleman of the era of Sir Peter Carew, but seanty illustrations have been left by contemporary writers. Any document, therefore, of undoubted authenticity, bringing before us the motives and feelings, the passions and prejndices of those days can hardly fail to engage our attention. The subject of this Memoir, moreover, was no common man. A younger son of one of the most eminent families of the kingdom, with a very imperfect education in youth, and, through the mistaken severity of his father, "coupled to a hound," he became a witness of, and actor in, some of the most remarkable and stirring seenes in the great drama of that age; and had he lived but a short time longer, he would, in all probability, by his diseretion and energy of character, have recovered the princely possessions of his ancestors. Besides the insight the MS. gives into the manners and customs of the times, it throws considerable light upon several dark passages of History, and seemed to the Editor to possess so much general interest, that he was induced to request the permission of the Archbishop of Canterbury to publish it, and to this His Grace kindly assented. When nearly ready for the press, however, it was brought under the Editor's notice, that some years ago it had been communicated to the Society of Antiquaries by Sir Thomas Phillipps, and published in the Archseologia. But having collected a great number of valuable Original ...

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Imprint: General Books LLC
Country of origin: United States
Release date: 2010
First published: 2010
Authors: John Hooker
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 13mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 232
ISBN-13: 978-1-152-21304-3
Categories: Books
LSN: 1-152-21304-0
Barcode: 9781152213043

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