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Favorites [sic], beauties, and amours, of Henry of Windsor. An historical and biographical apicula.

Author David Erskine
Title Favorites [sic], beauties, and amours, of Henry of Windsor. An historical and biographical apicula.
Imprint London: Sherwood, Neely and Jones,
Date of Publication 1817
Language English
Notes By a so-called "Verderer [judicial officer] of Windsor Forest", the author was in fact Sir David Erskine (1772-1837), writer and antiquary and illegitimate son of David Steuart Erskine, eleventh earl of Buchan. After serving as an army officer, Erksine was based at the Royal Military College, Sandhurst, as captain of a company of gentlemen cadets. This 'apicula' is ostensibly about the life of Henry VIII, but is in fact a ramble through the history of 16th-century England with a juvenile readership in mind, as befitting the teacher of young cadets. This copy is a presentation copy from the author to Harriet Ellis, presumably a relative of Erskine's second wife, Ann Ellis. The manuscript inscription is on the recto of the front free endpaper of all three volumes. All three volumes also have the book label of "Edward and Ruby Thalmann".
Shelfmark AB.2.216.19
Acquired on 16/09/16
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