The History of Henry Esmond, Esq., A Colonel in the Service of Her Majesty Queen Anne cover

The History of Henry Esmond, Esq., A Colonel in the Service of Her Majesty Queen Anne

William Makepeace Thackeray

1. Section 00 – Preface & Introduction
2. Section 01 – Bk I intro & Bk I, ch 01: An Account of the Family of Esmond of Castlewood Hall
3. Section 02 – Bk I, ch 02: Relates how Francis, Fourth Viscount, arrives at Castlewood
4. Section 03 – Bk I, ch 03: Whither, in the time of Thomas, Third Viscount, I had preceded him as Page to Isabella
5. Section 04 – Bk I, ch 04: I am placed under a Popish Priest and bred to that Religion . . .Vicountess Castlewood
6. Section 05 – Bk I, ch 05: My Superiors are engaged in Plots for the Restoration of King James II
7. Section 06 – Bk I, ch 06: The Issue of the Plots.–The Death of Thomas, Third Viscount of Castlewood; and the Imprisonment of his Viscountess
8. Section 07 – Bk I, ch 07: I am left at Castlewood an Orphan, and find most kind protectors there
9. Section 08 – Bk I, ch 08: After Good Fortune comes Evil
10. Section 09 – Bk I, ch 09: I have the Small-pox, and prepare to leave Castlewood
11. Section 10 – Bk I, ch 10: I go to Cambridge, and do but little Good there
12. Section 11 – Bk I, ch 11: I come home for a Holiday to Castlewood, and find a Skeleton in the House
13. Section 12 – Bk I, ch 12: My Lord Mohun comes among us for no Good
14. Section 13 – Bk I, ch 13: My Lord leaves us and his Evil behind him
15. Section 14 – Bk I, ch 14: We ride after him to London
16. Section 15 – Bk II, ch 01: I am in Prison, and Visited, but not Consoled there
17. Section 16 – Bk II, ch 02: I come to the End of my Captivity, but not of my Trouble
18. Section 17 – Bk II, ch 03: I take the Queen’s Pay in Quin’s Regiment
19. Section 18 – Bk II, ch 04: Recapitulations
20. Section 19 – Bk II, ch 05: I go on the Vigo Bay Expedition, taste Salt Water and smell Powder
21. Section 20 – Bk II, ch 06: The 29th December
22. Section 21 – Bk II, ch 07: I am made Welcome at Walcote
23. Section 22 – Bk II, ch 08: Family Talk
24. Section 23 – Bk II, ch 09: I make the Campaign of 1704
25. Section 24 – Bk II, ch 10: An Old Story about a Fool and a Woman
26. Section 25 – Bk II, ch 11: The famous Mr. Joseph Addison
27. Section 26 – Bk II, ch 12: I get a Company in the Campaign of 1706
28. Section 27 – Bk II, ch 13: I meet an Old Acquaintance in Flanders, and find my Mother’s Grave, and my own Cradle there
29. Section 28 – Bk II, ch 14: The Campaign of 1707, 1708
30. Section 29 – Bk II, ch 15: General Webb wins the Battle of Wynendael
31. Section 30 – Bk III, ch 01: I come to an End of my Battles and Bruises
32. Section 31 – Bk III, ch 02: I go Home, and harp on the Old String
33. Section 32 – Bk III, ch 03: A Paper out of the Spectator
34. Section 33 – Bk III, ch 04: Beatrix’s New Suitor
35. Section 34 – Bk III, ch 05: Mohun appears for the Last Time in this History
36. Section 35 – Bk III, ch 06: Poor Beatrix
37. Section 36 – Bk III, ch 07: I visit Castlewood once more
38. Section 37 – Bk III, ch 08: I travel to France and bring Home a Portrait of Rigaud
39. Section 38 – Bk III, ch 09: The Original of the Portrait comes to England
40. Section 39 – Bk III, ch 10: We entertain a very Distinguished Guest at Kensington
41. Section 40 – Bk III, ch 11: Our Guest quits us as not being Hospitable enough
42. Section 41 – Bk III, ch 12: A great Scheme, and who Balked it
43. Section 42 – Bk III, ch 13: August 1, 1714

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A classic Victorian novel and a historical novel rolled into one! Read about court and army life during the reign of Queen Anne – a story of Catholic – Protestant intrigue, and the party which aspired to the restoration of Bonny Prince Charlie. And, a good love story as well.