The History of Henry Esmond Author:William Makepiece Thackeray Colonel Henry Esmond whose history, written by himself, is contained in this book, came to Virginia in 1718, built his house in Castlewood, and permentantly settled there. After a long stormy life in England, he passed the remainder of his many years in peace and honor. His whole life was of great benefit to his family and others who knew him.... more » He set the best example, gave the best advice, the most bounteous hospitalilty to his frineds, the tenderest care to his dependants. He exelled in fencing and other gentlemanly activities. He and his family were attacked by "Indians" from which the family did not recover well.
The book goes on to tell of the tales of American History as they experienced it, having a wonderful family under the wing of this great man.« less