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Pryings Among Private Papers: Chiefly of the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries

by Thomas Longueville

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Thomas Longueville wrote numerous works about the history of royalty. During his research, he came across many salacious or otherwise interesting tidbits from the Reports of the Historical Commission he often foundhimself wading in. This work is a collection of phrases, notes, diaries and other pieces of information Longueville collected. The items are arranged in numerous collections, ranging from Horse-Dealing and Cock-Fighting to Funerals, Clerical, and Ireland.Thomas Longueville (1844-1922) was born in Oswestry, Shropshire, England. He wrote numerous works, especially biographies, but also wrote other non-fiction books. Some of his works include Marshall Turenne, The Life of a Conspirator: Being a Biography of Sir Everard Digby by One of His Descendants, Policy and Paint: or, Some Incidents in the Lives of Dudley Carleton and Peter Paul Rubens, The Curious Case of Lady Purbeck: A Scandal of the XVIIth Century.

This new edition is dedicated to Oscar Margatts as he climbs the mountain of scholarship.