Title: The Godfather of Downing Street: Sir George Downing 1623-1984: An Essay in Biography
Author: John Beresford
Description: Four plate illustrations (including a foldout view of Whitehall). Biography of Sir George Downing, 1st Baronet, soldier, statesman, diplomat, turncoat and spy, after whom Downing Street in London is named. He served under Oliver Cromwell as the scoutmaster-general of the forces in Scotland and then as Teller of the Exchequer. Later, he served as a Minister of Parliament during the Restoration period, in the reign of Charles II. Index. Burgundy cloth boards. Lightly bumped corners, light indent near the tail of the spine; blemish at the top-center of the front board. interior is clean except for a few minor spots of soiling. A few leaves are unopened.
Condition: Very Good-
Jacket Condition: None
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Company
Size: 8.75 x 5.5 inches.
Pages: 318 pages.
Keywords: English history, history, England, UK, Restoration, Cromwell, Charles II, 17th century,
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