Gladstone, Gordon and the Sudan Wars

    Gladstone, Gordon and the Sudan Wars

    The Battle over Imperial Intervention in the Victorian Age

    Fergus Nicoll

    Pen & Sword 2013

    Hardback 224pp Illustrated

    9781781591826   Product Code: 21488

    General Gordon's death in Khartoum in January 1885 was a crucial episode in British history and one that has remained controversial. Gordon has been usually depicted as the hero of the story, while Gladstone is often portrayed as the villain, responsible for a 'policy of drift' in Sudan. Nicoll's radical reappraisal, based on previously unpublished materials, refutes the conventional image of both men and offers insight into British policy in Africa and the influence of the press and public opinion.

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