Blind Jack of Knaresborough

Blind Jack of Knaresborough

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Jack Metcalf was blinded by smallpox at the age of six, but he did not let this stop him from leading an astonishing and adventurous life - becoming an expert horseman, gambler and guide. He eloped at the age of twenty-one; ran numerous enterprises; joined the military as a musician, and led the Yorkshire Blues onto the battlefield at more

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  • Paperback | 192 pages
  • 125 x 198 x 10mm | 300g
  • The History Press Ltd
  • Stroud, United Kingdom
  • English
  • UK ed.
  • 0752446584
  • 9780752446585
  • 2,120,191

About Arnold Kellett

Dr Arnold Kellett is a well-known local historian and author of eight previously published works. An expert on Blind Jack, he has contributed to three radio shows on the subject. He is a former mayor, and now freeman, of Knaresborough and is the winner of the Yorkshire History more