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The Lord Cornbury Scandal: The Politics of Reputation in British America

The Lord Cornbury Scandal: The Politics of Reputation in British America (Paperback)

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For more than two centuries, Edward Hyde, Viscount Cornbury - royal governer of New York and New Jersey from 1702 to 1708 - has been a despised figure whose alleged transgressions ranged from looting the colonial treasury to public cross-dressing in New York City. Seeking to strip away the many layers of ""the Cornbury myth"", Patricia Bonomi offers a challenging reassessment of this intriguing figure, royal government, and of the rough and tumble political culture of the first British Empire.

Patricia U. Bonomi is professor emerita of history at New York University. Her books include Under the Cope of Heaven: Religion, Society, and Politics in Colonial America and A Factious People: Politics and Society in Colonial New York.

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