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Lord Amherst and the British Advance Eastwards to Burma Anne Thackeray Ritchie

Lord Amherst and the British Advance Eastwards to Burma von Anne Thackeray Ritchie

Lord Amherst and the British Advance Eastwards to Burma Anne Thackeray Ritchie


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Zusammenfassung

In 1823, Lord Amherst was appointed Governor-general of Bengal, on the eve of the expensive and demoralising First Anglo-Burmese War, in which his ineffectual command was a contributing factor. This flattering 1894 biography, co-written by Thackeray's elder daughter, is a fascinating example of the late-Victorian presentation of these events.

Lord Amherst and the British Advance Eastwards to Burma Zusammenfassung

Lord Amherst and the British Advance Eastwards to Burma Anne Thackeray Ritchie

In 1823, after relatively undistinguished diplomatic missions to Sicily and China, Lord Amherst (1773-1857) was appointed Governor-general of Bengal, a compromise candidate following Canning's sudden withdrawal to become foreign secretary. Arriving in India, he found the country on the brink of war with Burma, which he was unable to prevent or quickly to resolve, resulting in an expensive and demoralising two-year campaign, and the death of his eldest son. This 1894 biography, written by Anne Thackeray Ritchie (1837-1919), elder daughter of the novelist, and journalist Richardson Evans (1846-1923), was part of a series established by Sir William Wilson Hunter (1840-1900), a former Administrator in the subcontinent. Decidedly flattering in tone and glossing the War as 'a glorious enterprise of arms', this book, which quotes extensively from Lady Amherst's diary and other contemporary sources, is a fascinating example of the late-Victorian presentation of earlier colonial administration.

Inhaltsverzeichnis

1. Family, early career and embassy to China; 2. Governor-General of India; 3. Arrival in India and social life at Calcutta; 4. The Burmese War: the capture of Rangoon; 5. The Burmese War: the defence of Rangoon and conquest of Arakan; 6. The Burmese War: advance on Prome and Ava, and conclusion of the war; 7. The capture of Bhartpur; 8. The mutiny at Barrackpur; 9. The English in India during Lord Amherst's Governor-generalship; 10. Tour in the upper provinces; 11. Visits to Delhi and Simla, and return to England; Index.

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GOR012447984
9781108044721
1108044727
Lord Amherst and the British Advance Eastwards to Burma Anne Thackeray Ritchie
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Cambridge University Press
20120216
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