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Author Peckham, Harry.

Title Harry Peckham's Tour / Harry Peckham.

Publication Info. [Place of publication not identified] : The History Press, [2008]


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Summary Harry Peckham was educated at Winchester College and New College, Oxford, before being called to the Bar and becoming, in time, a King's Counsel, a Commissioner for Bankrupts, and Recorder of Chichester. He was also a witty rake, a keen sportsman—he was a member of the committee that drew up the laws of cricket—and a relentless tourist. This is a fascinating collection of letters he wrote in 1769 while traveling through the Netherlands, Belgium, and France that contains insights into the society and culture of the places that he visited, including Rotterdam, The Hague, Amsterdam, Antwerp, Brussels, Ghent, Paris, Rouen, and Calais. Perceptive and funny, it is written in a very engaging style and is a delight to read.
System Details System requirements: Adobe Digital editions.
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Subject Peckham, Harry -- Travel -- Europe.
HISTORY / Europe / Western.
Europe -- Social life and customs -- 18th century.
Europe -- Description and travel.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Added Author Brayne, Martin.
Other Form: Print version: Peckham, Harry, d. 1787. Harry Peckham's tour. Stroud : Nonsuch, 2008. 9781845886196 (pbk.) : (Uk)014580825
Standard No. 9780750951456
ISBN 9780750951456 (e-pub)
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