Tuesday, 12 October 2010

The memoirs of Captain Peter Drake

CONTAINING,

An Account of many Strange and
Surprising Events, which happened to
Him through a Series of Sixty Years, and
upwards; and several material Anecdotes,
regarding King William and Queen
Anne's Wars with Lewis XIV. of France

Born today in 1671 this famous Wild Goose's memoirs are up in full on Google Books and as it is birthday today I thought you might like a shufty.

1 comment:

Corporal_Trim said...

I read this under an alternative title "Amiable Renegade". A highly entertaining memoir, not just for the military detail, but in general as a great slice of l8th Century life. The combination of a veneer of civility (superior in many ways to our own) over what were often riotous and brutal times never ceases to fascinate me. Recommended.

Steve