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Birthright : the true story that inspired Kidnapped

Author: A Roger Ekirch; Robert Louis Stevenson
Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton & Co., ©2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Richly evoking the volatile world of Georgian Ireland, this recounts the saga of James Annesley, the presumptive heir of five aristocratic titles and scion of the mighty house of Annesley. Kidnapped at twelve years of age by his uncle, James was shipped from Dublin to America in 1728 as an indentured servant. He finally managed to escape after thirteen years, returning to Ireland to bring his nemesis, the Earl of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
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Named Person: James Annesley; James Annesley; Robert Louis Stevenson; James Annesley
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: A Roger Ekirch; Robert Louis Stevenson
ISBN: 9780393066159 0393066150
OCLC Number: 317920068
Description: xxiii, 258 pages : illustrations, maps, portraits, genealogical tables ; 22 cm
Contents: Family --
Betrayal --
Exile --
Flight --
Deliverance --
Home --
Redemption --
Equity --
Resurrection --
Requiem.
Responsibility: A. Roger Ekirch.

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"A splendid story of low skullduggery and high politics, and Roger Ekirch deserves congratulation for disinterring it. As befits an eminent historian, his research is detailed and the evidence Read more...

 
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