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John Clavell, 1601-43: Highwayman, Author, Lawyer, Doctor

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John Clavell was born into a good Dorset family and was undoubtedly an intelligent individual, but he left Oxford University in disgrace and opted for life as a highwayman. This book surveys Clavell's life and character, finding very few saving graces (he married a girl aged only nine), based on all available sources. It includes copies of Clavell's letters and poems, including his Recantation of an Ill Led Life .

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Oxford 1993 Hardcover 309 pages. Hardcover with dustjacket. Like New. BIOGRAPHY. Thiis book shows that John Clavell, of Dorset, generally known simply as a highwayman, was in ... fact a many sided man, and, indeed, that his criminal exploits are of less importance that his work as a poet and dramatist, and in Ireland, as lawyer and physician. His Recantation of an Ill Led Life, 1634 is here, for the first time, re-issued in full. And also, again for the first time, are published some of his activities as a lawyer-he was called to the Irish Bar-and as a physician in Munster and Dublin, with lists of his extra-ordinary cures and prescriptions. But while the book is primarily on John Clavell information is also given on other Clavells, particularly Sir William, and other families in Dorset and Ireland. Includes both a general and a medical Index. (Key Words: John Clavell, Highwaymen, John Pafford, Biography, Doctors, Lawyers, Poets, Dramatists, Sir William Clavell, Physicians). Read more Show Less

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Overview

John Clavell was born into a good Dorset family and was undoubtedly an intelligent individual, but he left Oxford University in disgrace and opted for life as a highwayman. This book surveys Clavell's life and character, finding very few saving graces (he married a girl aged only nine), based on all available sources. It includes copies of Clavell's letters and poems, including his Recantation of an Ill Led Life .

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  • ISBN-13: 9780904920284
  • Publisher: Leopard's Head Press
  • Publication date: 12/31/1993
  • Pages: 309

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