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Hozier, Captain Henry M.

The British Expedition to Abyssinia

Hozier, Captain Henry M. - The British Expedition to Abyssinia, ebook

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This account of the 1867/68 campaign is by an officer of the 3rd Dragoon Guards, one of the regiments involved, and in the introduction he states clearly that his aim has everywhere been impartiality; his object truth. He begins with a brief but informative historical background to the country of Abyssinia, going back to the earliest days and leading up to the reasons for the despatch of an expedition against the Christian Emperor Theodore III. Briefly, the British Consul, Captain Cameron, was sent home by Theodore with a letter to Queen Victoria which reached the Foreign Office in February 1863 but, due to Foreign Office cack-handedness never reached the Queen. The lack of any response and a visit by Cameron (after he had returned from England in January1864) to the Egyptian frontier town of Kassala infuriated the Abyssinian monarch who had Cameron and his staff thrown into prison. The British made a belated effort to retrieve the situation through an emissary, Mr Rassam, who arrived in January 1866 but he

Keywords: history, military, british, britain, english, england, uk, british empire, abyssinia, abyssinian, victorian

Author(s)
Publisher
Andrews UK
Publication year
2012
Language
en
Edition
1
Page amount
281 pages
Category
History
Format
Ebook
eISBN (PDF)
9781781503256
Printed ISBN
9781843420620

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