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Historical Memoirs of my Own Time

Volume 2. From 1781 to 1784

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Part of Cambridge Library Collection - British & Irish History, 17th & 18th Centuries

  • Date Published: July 2014
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781108061230

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  • Sir Nathanial William Wraxall (1751–1831), traveller and writer, served as an MP from 1780 to 1794 and was made a baronet in 1813. Upon publication in 1815, his memoirs were an immediate, though controversial, success: 1,000 copies sold out within five weeks. Accused of libelling a Russian diplomat, and found guilty, Wraxall brought out this second edition later that same year, with the offending passages removed. Volume 2 comprises the majority of the second, and more controversial, part of the work, which covers 1781–4. Wraxall's early parliamentary years were a difficult period in England, the American War of Independence dominating Lord North's administration until his unexpected resignation on 20 March 1782. The 'great despondency' continued; nevertheless, Wraxall's colourful delineations of Fox and Burke, the Earl of Shelburne, Sheridan and Pitt, as well as 'the less efficient members of the cabinet', make for an entertaining read.

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    • Date Published: July 2014
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781108061230
    • length: 610 pages
    • dimensions: 215 x 142 x 35 mm
    • weight: 0.8kg
    • availability: Available
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    Nathaniel William Wraxall

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