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Narrative of a Second Visit to Greece
Including Facts Connected with the Last Days of Lord Byron, Extracts from Correspondence, Official Documents, Etc.


Part of Cambridge Library Collection - European History

  • Date Published: July 2014
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781108075978

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  • Edward Blaquiere (1779–1832), an Irishman of Huguenot descent, joined the Royal Navy in 1794 and served, chiefly in the Mediterranean, throughout the Napoleonic wars. In 1820, influenced by Jeremy Bentham, he went on his behalf to Spain to observe the revolution there. On the fall of the liberal regime in Spain in 1823, Blaquiere and his friend John Bowring formed the London Greek Committee to raise money for the Greek war of independence and to lobby the British government for support. (It was under the auspices of the Committee, and recruited by Blaquiere, that Lord Byron made his famous, and fatal, journey to Greece.) After his second visit to Greece, in 1825 Blaquiere published this account of his own travels and of the last days of Lord Byron. His 1824 book on the progress of the Greek revolution is also reissued in this series.

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    Product details

    • Date Published: July 2014
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781108075978
    • length: 368 pages
    • dimensions: 215 x 140 x 20 mm
    • weight: 0.48kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Part I: Introduction
    Personal narrative of the author's arrival
    Part II: The last days of Lord Byron
    Funeral oration
    Account of the author's visit to Anatolico
    Extracts from correspondence.

  • Author

    Edward Blaquiere

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