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Title:
Colonel Parke of Virginia : the greatest hector in the town : a biography
Author:
Miller, Helen Hill, 1899-1995.
Edition:
First edition.
Publication Information:
Chapel Hill, N.C. : Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, 1989.
Physical Description:
xx, 232 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780912697871
Format :
Book

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As depicted in this lively biography by Miller ( Captains of Devon ), politically ambitious, licentious Daniel Parke (1664/5-1710) sparked much controversy in his time, both in England as a Restoration courtier and aide-de-camp to the Duke of Marlborough and in colonial America, where he tried but failed to become governor of Virginia. Combining a novelist's talent with scholarship, the author recounts in entertaining detail Parke's checkered public and private careers, which culminated in the governorship of the Leeward Islands--where after four disastrous years he was murdered by his subjects. Illustrations not seen by PW. (Jan.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved