John Pemble: Apostles in Gibraltar
9 September 2015
Show More John Kemble’s Gibraltar Journal: The Spanish Expedition of the Cambridge Apostles, 1830-31 by Eric Nye.
Macmillan, 416 pp., £100, January 2015, 978 1 137 38446 1Show More
“... was published, in 1939, Barcelona had fallen, the Republic had collapsed, and Spain had embarked on forty years of right-wing military dictatorship. In his introduction to John Kemble’s journal, EricNye accuses Greene of underestimating the seriousness of the Apostles. He reckons Greene had been misled by Carlyle’s Life of John Sterling, in which the Spanish venture is all about sorcerers ...”