The Great Mutiny: India 1857

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Penguin Books, 1980 - History - 472 pages

'By far the best single-volume description of the mutiny yet written' - Economist

A beautifully written and meticulously researched narrative history of the great Indian uprising of 1857 by one of our most acclaimed living historians. First published in 1978 and re-issued with a handsome new cover for the 2002 paperback edition.

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Interesting history of the Sepoy Rebellion of 1857. The origins of the mutiny are discussed and the events of the mutiny are described in vivid detail. Read full review


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Christopher Hibbert is, in the words of the TES, 'perhaps the most gifted popular historian we have'. His books include THE DESTRUCTION OF LORD RAGLAN (which won the Heinemann Award for Literature in 1962); LONDON: THE BIOGRAPHY OF A CITY and THE VIRGIN QUEEN: THE PERSONAL HISTORY OF ELIZABETH I and THE MARLBOROUGHS (Viking 2001). Christopher Hibbert is a fellow of the Royal Society of Literature. He is married with two sons and a daughter and lives in Henley-on-Thames.

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