Book Description

CHURCH, E.M. Chapters in an Adventurous Life. Sir Richard Church in Italy and Greece. x, 356pp., half-title., portrait frontispiece. First edition. A very good copy in original dark red gilt lettered cloth, with gilt bust on the upper cover. Some slight rubbing to the corners and board edges. 8vo. William Blackwood and Sons. 1895. ~ Sir Richard Church (1784 – 1873), was a military officer in the British Army and general in the Greek army during the last stages of the Greek Revolution after 1827 and elected politician in Greece, member of the Greek Parliament in 1843, member of the Greek Senate. In the summer of 1809 he sailed with the expedition sent to occupy the Ionian Islands. Here he increased the reputation he had already gained by forming a Greek regiment in British pay. It included many of the men who were afterwards among the leaders of the Greeks in the War of Independence. Church commanded this regiment at the taking of the island of Santa Maura (Lefkada), on which occasion his left arm was shattered by a bullet. During his slow recovery he travelled in northern Greece, and Macedonia, and to Constantinople
Author Church, E.M.
Date 1895

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