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Memoirs Of Sir John Reresby: The Complete Text And A Selection From His Letters
by John Reresby
The Memoirs of Sir John Reresby are a source for the social and political history of England in the late 17th century. As justice of the peace, Governor of York and Member of Parliament for that city and the borough of Aldborough, he was a crucial point of contact between central and local government at a time of strain between the two. He tried to serve both the Crown and ...more
Hardcover, 676 pages
Published June 6th 1991 by Royal Historical Society
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These are the memoirs of a soldier, politician, courtier and gentleman. Reresby was a typical Yorkshireman; liked a drink and a fight and loved his mum. The narrative is dull in parts but fascinating for giving a firsthand account of events and people only usually read about in history books.