Sir Francis Henry Drake (1723–1794): Letters from the Country, Letters from the City

A Lord Lieutenant in Wartime

A Lord Lieutenant in Wartime was launched at Devon County Hall on 10 January with the society’s guests David Fursdon, Lord Lieutenant of Devon, and Lady Arran, great grand-daughter of the 4th Earl Fortescue.

We were welcomed by John Hart, leader of Devon County Council, and a copy of the volume was presented to Lady Arran by Dr Richard Batten, editor of the volume.

Our chair, Professor Andrew Thorpe, presided over the event.

DCRS members were sent their copies shortly after the launch.


Professor Andrew Thorpe, David Fursdon, Dr Richard Batten, Lady Arran, Councillor John Hart