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  1. Governors General of India, Part I: Wellesley

    ... by a British Prime Minister was the choice of a Governor-General or Viceroy of India. The post carried immense prestige, yet remained ... A.S. Bennell begins the first of three studies of British Governors-General in India. Governors General of India, Part I: Wellesley ...

  2. Warren Hastings, Governor-General of India

    As India celebrates 70 years of independence, it is time to remember that it was the first British governor-general who launched the country’s cultural renaissance in the 1780s. Of all ...

  3. Governors-General of India, Part II: Dalhousie

    ... they attained freedom, have begun to assess the British Governors-General by standards unswayed by crude emotion or bitter prejudice. A ...

  4. Simla: The British in India

    ... lived when he first visited Simla, the first Governor-General to do so in 1827.’ Despite the Field-Marshal’s assertions, Sir ... Auckland (1836-42), probably the least successful of all the Governors-General, planned the misguided intervention in Afghanistan while he ...

  5. Victorian Colonial Governors

    ... reserved for grandees from British public life. If colonial governors were chosen in a haphazard manner, this merely followed the general practice. However, by 1870, the scene in England began to change ...

  6. Lieutenant General Sir Harry Smith

    Recalling, in his autobiography, one of his more acidulated retorts to a senior officer who had asked a somewhat ... on October 9th. The military commander was Brigadier-General Sir Samuel Auchmuty; and the intention was that, with the troops ... promoted to Colonel. A short while later came a transfer to India, with the important appointment of Adjutant-General to the army in that ...

  7. Peter Stuyvesant: Director General of New Netherland

    ... on a printed map, and thus made this fact known to the general public. The great aim of all the explorers of the sixteenth ... by its consent. It was authorized to appoint and remove all governors, to administer justice, to erect forts, make treaties with barbaric ...

  8. General Auchmuty: A Soldier Overseas

    If Napolean had conducted the campaign of Java exactly as did Auchmuty, whole libraries would have been written in ... public figures. Auchmuty was appointed Adjutant-General of the combined army in Egypt, and on his return to England in 1803 was ...

  9. Bayards of British India

    When General Sir Charles Napier, the conqueror of Sind, presided at a banquet in honour of the future General Sir James Outram ... encouragement of Christianity in India. ‘As the governors of hundreds of millions of men of twenty different faiths we cannot ...

  10. By Steam to India

    At the end of the Napoleonic Wars a voyage to India was as irksome, hazardous and almost as interminable as it had been a ... they had the support of the Supreme Government and the Governors of the Presidencies; but theirs were the rival lobbies that ...