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A Years Journey Through France and Part of Spain - Volume I Philip Thicknesse

A Years Journey Through France and Part of Spain - Volume I

Philip Thicknesse

Published April 11th 2008
ISBN : 9781409906438
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136 pages
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Captain Philip Thicknesse (1719-1792) was a British author and eccentric. He was born in Staffordshire, England and lived in Farthinghoe, Northamptonshire. He also lived in Bath. He obtained a commission as a Captain of an independent company inMoreCaptain Philip Thicknesse (1719-1792) was a British author and eccentric. He was born in Staffordshire, England and lived in Farthinghoe, Northamptonshire. He also lived in Bath. He obtained a commission as a Captain of an independent company in Jamaica after 1737, but transferred to a marine regiment as a Captain-Lieutenant in 1740. He was Lieutenant- Governor of Landguard Fort, Suffolk (1753-1766). He was a friend of the society artist Thomas Gainsborough and also his less well-known brother, the inventor Humphrey Gainsborough. He was an author and wrote for The Gentlemans Magazine. He also published The Speaking Figure and the Automaton Chess Player, Exposed and Detected, a not entirely accurate expose of the chess playing machine The Turk. He also wrote A Years Journey Through France and Part of Spain (2 volumes) (1777).