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Title:The Autobiography of a Working Man
Price:GBP£30.00 (about USD$38.30)
Item ID:TP01-45975
Publisher:Turnstile Press, 1951
Dust Jacket:Fair
Turnstile Press, 1951, Hardcover, Book Condition: Fair, Dust Jacket Condition: Fair, Reprint

Somerville had joined the Royal Scots Greys regiment of the British Army in December 1831. In May 1832, during the disturbances caused by the Reform Bill, Somerville wrote to a newspaper claiming that the army would protect property but would not stop citizens exercising their rights and would not support a military government. Officers in the army wanted to punish him but because he had not broken the law they ordered him at riding school to ride an unruly horse. When he dismounted and refused to remount he was court-martialled and punished with 100 lashes. He was supported by newspapers and MPs as they believed he had been punished for his political opinions. The court of inquiry acquitted his commanding officer but Somerville's questioning of the officers aroused suspicions that he had been flogged for the letter. He purchased his discharge from the army after a subscription was raised.[The covers are faded damp stains , tears to dustwrapper, Brown blocked endpapers. Reprint of the 1848 edition Size: Octavo (standard book size). Category: Biography & Autobiography; 1950s;
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