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How an Angry Irishman became the Hero of Delhi

Donal McCracken

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The History Press Ltd
01 December 2018
Biography: historical, political & military; Colonialism & imperialism; Mutiny
John Nicholson was born in Dublin and sent to India as a child-soldier at the age of 16. He fought in the first Anglo-Afghanistan war, the two Anglo-Sikh wars and the Great Mutiny, dying in the thick of battle as the British army he was leading stormed the ancient city of Delhi in September 1857. He was only 34 years of age when he died. His legacy and his legend as the 'Hero of Delhi', however, have far outlived him in ballads, poems, the works of Kipling and the Flashman series. This is his story. AUTHOR; Professor Donal McCracken is a Senior Professor of History and Fellow of the Royal Historical Society. Originally from Ireland, Donal McCracken has been an academic for over 30 years, with a research interest divided between environmental history, media history and the Irish diaspora. 41 b/w illustrations
By:   Donal McCracken
Imprint:   The History Press Ltd
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 234mm,  Width: 156mm, 
ISBN:   9780750988100
ISBN 10:   075098810X
Pages:   368
Publication Date:   01 December 2018
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Unspecified

Donal P. McCracken was born and educated in Ireland and is a senior professor of history in the Centre for Communication, Media and Society at the University of KwaZulu-Natal in South Africa, where he was for many years dean of Humanities. His other books include works on the Irish diaspora, especially in Africa, on botanical history.

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