Saturday, 28 July 2018

The Mitred Earl


In February, 2012, I bought two used books at the Causeway Book Shop in the wonderful village of Bushmills, County Antrim.

Sadly, that former Aladdin's Cave of historic reading material, glassware, pottery etc has since closed down.

One of the books was The Mitred Earl by Brian Fothergill, a fascinating history of Frederick Augustus (Hervey), 4th Earl of Bristol and Lord Bishop of Derry, commonly known as The Earl-Bishop.

The Earl-Bishop's main residence in Ulster was Downhill House, near Castlerock, County Londonderry.

This paperback is published by Faber and Faber.

It's certainly a National Trust Classic.

Well worth every penny if you can bag it from Ebay, a charity or second-hand book shop.

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