The Godfather of Downing Street: Sir George Downing 1623-1984 An Essay in Biography by John Beresford Hardcover HC 1925 Houghton Mifflin Co


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.

Binding: Hardcover

Condition: Very Good-

Jacket Condition: None

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Company

Place: Boston

Year: 1925

ISBN: n/a

Language: English

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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