The Life Of The Right Honourable James Radcliffe Third Earl Of Derwentwater




Hutchinson and Co. (Publishers) Limited 34-36 Paternoster Row, E.C.






(co. northumberland) viscount radcliffe and langley and baron tynedale (co. cumberland) and fifth baronet of dilston. with an account of his martyrdom for the catholic faith and loyalty to his rightful king. followed by some particulars of the life and execution of his brother charles radcliffe de jure fifth earl of derwentwater and other curious details relating to the family. written by major francis john angus skeet.

Item Description

8vo. 5.75 x 8.75 inches. 192 pp. Title page in red and black. Copy lacks blank first free endpaper. Bound in original red cloth, gilt. Spine and board edges sunned and some wear to head and edge of spine. A little damp staining of on right hand edge of first folding table; otherwise a very good copy. Signature on front pastedown. Illustrated by 10 photogravure plates with tissue guards, including portrait frontispiece, by 4 line figures in text, including 2 facsimiles and 2 coats of arms and by 2 folding genealogical tables at end. Biographies of the two Jacobite Earls of Derwentwater (of Northumberland) who were both executed for treason, in 1716 and 1746 respectively. James Radcliffe, Third Earl of Derwentwater (1693-1716) took up arms in the 1715 Rebellion and was captured after the Jacobite defeat at Preston. His brother, Charles Radcliffe (1693-1746) was also captured but escaped from the Tower to France. By now styling himself the titular Fifth Earl of Derwentwater, he took part in the 1745 Jacobite Rebellion, but was captured by the navy while sailing on a French ship with arms for Scotland. The author, Francis John Angus Skeet (1869-1943). was like his subjects, a Catholic (convert), Jacobite sympathiser and a soldier (serving in the South African War). A scarce title.

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