Drakard's Edition of the Public and Private Life of Col. Wardle; comprehending in Addition to the Personal Biography of this Distinguished Statesman, the Whole of the Charges lately brought against the Duke of York.

Stanford: Drakard, 1809. First Edition. hardcover. Frontispiece copperplate portrait, 87pp., 12mo, modern 3/4 black morocco; (slightly rubbed, front cover detached). Stamford: J. Drakard, (1809). Good (+).

Wardle was a member of parliament. "The scandals arising out of the connection of Frederick, Duke of York, the commander-in-chief of the army, with Mary Anne Clarke, came under his (Wardle's) notice, and on 27 Jan. 1809 he brought forward a motion against that prince....Though he (Wardle) failed in convicting the Duke of personal corruption, sufficient indiscretions were proved to necessitate his (York's) retirement." DNB XX, p.812.

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