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The Readeption of Colonel Brereton

Scapegoat of the Bristol Reform Riots 1831



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A stranger calls at a London house sometime after World War Two and tells an intriguing tale of ancestral execution, betrayal and lost titles. This sets in motion a search that leads to a lost ancestor, Colonel Thomas Brereton, who was found to have been hounded to an untimely death. This book charts for the first time not only the Colonel's origins and his meritorious rise in the military during the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic periods, but also his life after the wars had ceased, when many feared that revolution had arrived in Britain itself. For in 1831 a shocked ruling class tried to hold on to power while denying political reform, but the ensuing descent into anarchy resulted in unparalleled destruction, culminating in Bristol and the suicide of the Colonel. But was he really the one to blame? Or has history wrongly condemned an innocent man for political expediency.

Product code: 9781786231857

ISBN 9781786231857
Publisher Grosvenor House Publishing Ltd
No. Of Pages 368
Dimensions (HxWxD in mm) H229xW152xS29
The story of a lost ancestor's tangled and tragic love life set to the backdrop of War and Empire building. While revolution tried to sweep away the old order and the merciless efforts to cling to power, this would drive him to an untimely death.