William Frederick Despard of Lacca Manor follows the life of a well-to-do Irish landlord living in the 19th/20th centuries. Despard lived during troubled times in Ireland when many people of that country were starving from the effects of The Great Famine. Revolution was in the air much of it focused on elimination of the landlord class. The story about William Despard describes how his Huguenot forebears had to flee from France to Ireland due to religious persecution by French Catholics; his rough upbringing in Ireland by an abusive father; his fortunate marriage to a Quaker woman that brought him valuable estates in the Irish midlands; and later his attempts to hold on to that land in the face of mounting social and political pressures.
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Loarn Robertson was born in Glasgow, Scotland. He was educated at The Glasgow Academy, Loughborough Colleges and The University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana. Professionally Robertson has held positions as a university professor, clinician and academic book editor. Robertson has a keen interest in history and has self-published two books 'Connections - Robertson 1696-1982' and 'William Frederick Despard of Lacca Manor.' Robertson has also written several short stories and is currently working on an historical novel set in America during the early part of the American Revolution. A sports enthusiast, Robertson was selected to play for the 1964 Scottish Schools Rugby Team vs. English Schools, and for the Scottish Schools Athletics Team in 1963 and again in 1964 when he was team captain. In later years, after moving to the USA, he was a medalist in the 1999, 2003 and 2005 National Senior Olympic Games in throwing events.
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Descripción Loarn Robertson, 2011. Paperback. Estado de conservación: Brand New. 90 pages. 9.00x6.00x0.21 inches. This item is printed on demand. Nº de ref. de la librería zk0615537545
Descripción Loarn Robertson, 2011. Paperback. Estado de conservación: New. book. Nº de ref. de la librería 615537545