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Raven Castle. Charles Napier in India 1844-1851. First Edition

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Salisbury. Michael Russell 1991.

Uncommon first edition Blue boards, with gilt lettering on spine, slight stain on front otherwise boards very good ++,

Pages clean and unmarked

'A distant and perilous empire' an ex Governor-General, Ellenborough, described British India in 1845. Though disease killed more Britons than did war, the peril of mutiny was real. The East India Company that still ruled India had fallen from its earlier splendours and seemed chiefly concerned with its dividends, maintaining these by what Charles Napier called 'a dirty parsimonious defrauding of the sepoy'. This is the story of one man's efforts to change it, This book tells of the Hill campaign that sparked off the poem 'The Red Thread of Honour', of the battles of the Punjab, of the vital twelve years that led up to the terrible disaster of the Indian Mutiny of 1857 and its aftermath, which not all the good government of the next ninety years could wholly efface from either British or Indian consciousness

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Salisbury. Michael Russell 1991.

Uncommon first edition Blue boards, with gilt lettering on spine, slight stain on front otherwise boards very good ++,

Pages clean and unmarked

'A distant and perilous empire' an ex Governor-General, Ellenborough, described British India in 1845. Though disease killed more Britons than did war, the peril of mutiny was real. The East India Company that still ruled India had fallen from its earlier splendours and seemed chiefly concerned with its dividends, maintaining these by what Charles Napier called 'a dirty parsimonious defrauding of the sepoy'. This is the story of one man's efforts to change it, This book tells of the Hill campaign that sparked off the poem 'The Red Thread of Honour', of the battles of the Punjab, of the vital twelve years that led up to the terrible disaster of the Indian Mutiny of 1857 and its aftermath, which not all the good government of the next ninety years could wholly efface from either British or Indian consciousness

Condition:
Used: very good
Format:
Hardback
Number of pages:
0

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