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Description - Blind Jack of Knaresborough by Arnold Kellett

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 Culloden.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780752446585
ISBN-10: 0752446584
Format: Paperback
(198mm x 125mm x 10mm)
Pages: 192
Imprint: The History Press Ltd
Publisher: The History Press Ltd
Publish Date: 19-Jun-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - 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 Prize.

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