Sir Hugh Cholmley of Whitby

Sir Hugh Cholmley of Whitby

by Jack Binns

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Sir Hugh Cholmley (1600 - 1657) is the best remembered member of a family which for two centuries were overlords of an estate of 26,000 acres in the North Riding of Yorkshire. Thanks to his vivid and frank autobiographies, we know much in detail of an extraordinary life which ran from spendthrift playboy and successful estate manager to magistrate, member of parliament and leading opponent of King Charles I and his chief minister, the earl of Strafford. First as Parliament's military governor of Scarborough, then heroic Royalist defender of its castle, Cholmley finally suffered defeat, exile and near ruin as a result of his Civil-War defection. Evident in all his writings is a total devotion to his wife and love of his children.

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BN ID: 2940151097338
Publisher: Blackthorn Press
Publication date: 09/17/2015
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 230
File size: 1 MB

About the Author

Jack Binns was born in Keighley in the West Riding of Yorkshire. He was educated at the local grammar school and at Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge. Before taking early retirement in 1992, he taught history at Scarborough Sixth Form College. He is the author of many published articles on local history, particularly of the seventeenth century. Jack's books include: "A Place of Great Importance": Scarborough in the Civil Wars (Carnegie Publishing, Preston, 1996); The History of Scarborough (Blackthorn Press, Pickering, 2000); Yorkshire in the Civil Wars (Blackthorn Press, Pickering, 2004); Yorkshire in the Seventeenth Century (Blackthorn Press, Pickering, 2007) and Scarborough's Heroes Rogues and Eccentrics (Blackthorn Press, Pickering 2010).
When not researching and writing history, Jacks enjoys playing crown green bowls and drinking red wine and real ales, though not all at the same time. He has lived in Scarborough for more than 45 years and is the acknowledged authority on the town's past. He is married and has one son and two granddaughters.

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