Author:[SOMERVILLE, Alexander]


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Memoirs of Serjeant Paul Swanston; Being a Narrative of a Soldier's Life, in Barracks, Ships, Camps, Battles, and Captivity on Sea and Land; With Notices of the Most Adventurous of His Comrades, written by himself and now first published.

By: [SOMERVILLE, Alexander]

Price: £180.00

Publisher: B.D. Cousins, [1840]:

Seller ID: 32987

8vo. pp. [6], 434. Contemporary half sheep, front board detached, pages rather browned. Alexander Sommerville (1811 - 1885) was a Scottish journalist and radical who had joined the Royal Scots Greys in 1831. Following their deployment to quell troubles during the Reform Bill he wrote a letter to a newspaper claiming that the army would not draw swords on the citizens. On an alternative pretext he was sentenced to 100 lashes and flogged. Subsequent questions in parliame... View more info