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A Circumstantial Report of the Evidence and Proceedings upon the Charges preferred against His Royal Highness the Duke of York in the Capacity of Commander in Chief in the month of February 1809 and March 1809

By G L Wardle

1809

James Cundee : London

8.5" by 5.5"

viii, 700pp, [4]

 

 

 

DETAILS

The first edition of this report which instigated a great Georgian scandal whilst the British were at war with France.

This inquiry was pursued by Mr Wardle, who served as a soldier in Sir William Watkins Wynn's Ancient British Regiment of light dragoons. He had a great interest in and wished to end corruption in the army. Wardle alleged that the mistress of Frederick, Duke of York, Mary Anne Clarke was promising promotions to officers in return for money. Prince Frederick, Duke of York and Albany was the then commander in chief of the Army. Wardle's continued pressing of his case led to the duke's resignation as commander-in-chief. Due to his parliamentary privilege Wardle was able to fight against the government's libel action against the press which was intended to prevent the accusations against the Duke from becoming public. Four pages of publisher's adverts to the rear. Frontis and twelve plates. Collated, complete. This work outlines Wardle's case against Prince Frederick, Duke of York and Mary Anne Clarke. A fascinating and important piece of legal and military history in Georgian England.

CONDITION

In a half calf binding. Externally, generally smart. Patches of rubbing to the boards and to the head and tail of spine. Further handling marks to spine. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are generally bright with occasional scattered spots.

Overall Condition: Very Good

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