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Indian Mutiny 1857-58

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ISBN-10: 1846032091

ISBN-13: 9781846032097

Edition: 2007

Authors: Gregory Fremont-Barnes

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In the mid-19th century India was the "jewel in the crown" of the British Empire and was protected by the largely native armies of the East India Company. In 1857 discontent exploded into open rebellion, obliging Britain to field its largest army since the Napoleonic Wars, forty years before. Gregory Fremont Barnes examines the origins of British rule in India, the causes of the conflict, the rival forces and fighting itself, including the massacre of Cawnpore and the epic sieges of Delhi and Lucknow. He also reveals the intriguing truth behind the 'greased cartridge' controversy - the allegation that the introduction of gun cartridges covered in pig fat, an insult to both Hindu and Muslim…    
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Book details

List price: $19.95
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
Publication date: 5/22/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 96
Size: 6.75" wide x 9.75" long x 0.25" tall
Weight: 0.638
Language: English

Historical origins: Background to war
Opposing forces: Warring sides
Unredressed grievances: Outbreak
War without mercy: The fighting
Brevet-Major O.H.S.G. Anson, 9th Lancers: Portrait of a soldier
Amy Horne and the massacre at Cawnpore: Portrait of a civilian
The final campaigns, January-December 1858: How the war ended
The effects of the Mutiny on the Raj: The world around war
Why the Mutiny failed; British post-war reforms: Conclusion and consequences
Further reading