Memoirs of the Life of Colonel Hutchinson
1906, memoirs of the 17th century Governor of Nottingham Castle and Town
Reprint. Hardback, bound in the original cloth with gilt titling to spine. 18.5 × 12cm, 523pp + ads.
Full title: Memoirs of the Life of Colonel Hutchinson, Governor of Nottingham Castle and Town, to which is prefixed the Life of Mrs Hutchinson written by Herself, also an Account of the Siege of Lathom House Defended by the Countess of Derby against Sir Thomas Fairfax.
Lucy Hutchinson's memoir of her husband, Colonel John Hutchinson (1615–1664) an English politician who sat in the House of Commons of England from 1648 to 1653 and in 1660. He was one of the Puritan leaders, and fought in the parliamentary army in the English Civil War. As a member of the high court of justice in 1649 he was 13th of 59 Commissioners to sign the death-warrant of King Charles I. Although he avoided the fate of some of the other regicides executed after the Restoration, he was exempted from the general pardon, only to the extent that he could not hold a public office. In 1663, he was accused of involvement in the Farnley Wood Plot, was incarcerated and died in prison.
A good copy. The cloth is a little rubbed and the pages a little tanned but otherwise perfectly readable.