Gladstone, Gordon and the Sudan Wars

Gladstone, Gordon and the Sudan Wars

The Battle over Imperial Intervention in the Victorian Age

Hardback224pp Illustrated

9781781591826     Product Code: 221488


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 Nicoll's radical reappraisal, based on previously unpublished materials, refutes the conventional image of both men and offers insight into British policy in Africa and the influence of the press and public opinion.

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