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John ‘Mad Jack’ Mytton

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John Mytton is often called an eccentric, but that doesn’t really capture his whole story. Despite his wild behavior, he's something of a local hero, and sometimes a joke, but his life is sort of sad in many ways. 


  • Bibby, Miriam. “Mad Jack Mytton.” Historic UK.
  • Haskin, Frederic J. “John Mytton – Madcap.” Quad-City Times. June 8, 1938.
  • “Joh Mytton’s Follies.” Mnchester Courier and Lancashire General Advertiser. March 1, 1907.
  • “The Late John Mytton, Esq. of Halston.” The Yorkshire Herald and the York Herald. May 10, 1834.
  • Ludington, C. “Happily, inebriety is not the vice of the age”. In: The Politics of Wine in Britain. Palgrave Macmillan, London. 2013.
  • “Madcap’s Progress.” Liverpool Daily Post. March 24, 1938.
  • “Memoirs of the Life of the Late John Mytton, Esq. of Halston, Shropshire, formerly M. P. for Shrewsbury, high sheriff for the counties of Salop and Merioneth and major of the North Shropshire yeomanry cavalry; with notices of his hunting, shooting, driving, racing, eccentric and extravagant exploits.” London. Methuen. 1903.
  • “On the 29th In the King’s Bench Prison … “ Gloucestershire Chronicle. April 5, 1834.
  • “The remains of the late John Mytton … “ The Morning Post. April 23, 1834.
  • F.H. “John Mytton, Junior.” The Standard. March 28, 1900.
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