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General Gordon, 1833-1885: an illustrated life of Charles George Gordon

Richard Tames

General Gordon, 1833-1885: an illustrated life of Charles George Gordon

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Published by Shire Publications in Aylesbury .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Great Britain
    • Subjects:
    • Gordon, Charles George, 1833-1885.,
    • Generals -- Great Britain -- Biography.

    • Edition Notes

      Bibliography: p. 47.

      Statement[by] Richard Tames.
      GenreBiography.
      SeriesLifelines,, 2
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsDA68.32.G6 T35
      The Physical Object
      Pagination48 p.
      Number of Pages48
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL5319519M
      ISBN 100852631413
      LC Control Number72169936

      Gordon Lodge, close to Queen Victoria's Osborne House on the Isle of Wight, was demolished in the s to be replaced by a retirement complex of the same name. The mandarins were thus much inclined to execute not only Taipings, but also their spouses, children, parents and siblings as being all equally guilty of treason. In Gordon managed to pursuade the War Officer to post him to the Crimeadespite his parents' efforts to keep him in England. Gordon was killed around dawn fighting the warriors of the Mahdi. The small force was driven back down the river. Gordonwho was replaced inin received the appointment of the Private Secretary to the Viceroy of India.

      Gordon was intensely bored with garrison duty in Chatham and often wrote to the War Officebegging them to send him anywhere in the world where British arms were seeing action. The English uniform produces an immediate sensation". Khartoum came under siege the next month and on 26 January the rebels broke into the city, killing Gordon apparently against al-Mahdi's instructions and the other defenders. Frederick Freese introduced Gordon to the Ragged school. Memorials Edit News of Gordon's death led to an "unprecedented wave of public grief across Britain.

      In Gordon took command of the small Chinese army in Sinkiang, which was officered by Europeans and which had been raised to suppress the Taiping Rebellion. He bought them clothes, fed them, nursed them when they were ill, and found them jobs. He went on to found and partly finance the Gravesend and Milton Mendicant Society, which aimed to assist itinerant workers. At Cairo, he received further instructions from Sir Evelyn Baringand was appointed governor-general with executive powers.


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General Gordon, 1833-1885: an illustrated life of Charles George Gordon by Richard Tames Download PDF Ebook

Gordon, Charles George (1833

In Gordon was promoted to full colonel and became the British commissioner on the Danube Commission. Setting new standards in life writing, the DNB exemplified the form of the brief biography, formalising a style and approach to writing lives, based on Stephen's guiding principles of selection and presentation in 'business-like form'.

Bernard M. When the Mahdi besieged Gordon in Khartoum, the Government were implored by everyone, General Gordon the Queen 1833-1885: an illustrated life of Charles George Gordon book, to send a relief mission. He also came under the influence of the Freeses, an evangelical couple who spent many hours talking with him about the practical outworking of the gospel.

Gordon made a point of treating POWs well to encourage the Taipings to surrender and many of his men were former Taipings who chose to enlist in the Ever Victorious Army. Moffit, and Mary, who married Gerald Henry Blunt. If you have information to share please complete the form below.

He served director of the Palestine Pilgrims' Text Societyan organization that publishing texts and translations related to pilgrimages to the Holy Land.

There followed a month siege of Khartoum, during which William Gladstone's Liberal government resisted a growing popular clamor for Gordon's relief. The EVA became a feared force and was instrumental in ending the rebellion. In fact Gordon never had command of British combat troops — the Army would not trust him.

Gordon, who once said to the Catholic priest that 'the church is like the British Army, one army but many regiments,' never allied himself to any church or became a member of one; he was friends with the Presbyterian chaplain, the Church of England vicars in the area, the Methodist and Baptist pastors and the Catholic priest.

Gordon organized the defense of Khartoum. In he joined the Ordnance Survey of Sinai. They ape the French in everything and are full of ceremony, dress, etc Bernard M.

As the commander of the Engineers in Gravesend, he might have enjoyed a busy social life, but he shunned this in favour of what he saw as his God-given duty. The English uniform produces an immediate sensation".

He is an honest man, but difficult to get on with. Gordon started for Cairo in Januaryaccompanied by Lt.

Charles George Gordon

After Stewart was mortally wounded Brigadier-General Wilson took command of this group of General Gordon 1, men. Meanwhile Gordon made little move to withdraw, and the British and Egyptian governments did nothing to reinforce him.

File:"At Last! They also show a developing desire to die and be with the Lord. This was the chief cause of his unpopularity in government circles. He was also present at the siege of Sevastopol.Major-General Charles George Gordon, CB (28 January – 26 January ), known as Chinese Gordon, Gordon Pasha, and Gordon of Khartoum, was a British army officer, General Gordon the Corps of Royal Engineers and administrator.

He is remembered for his campaigns in China and northern Africa. Major-General Charles George Gordon CB (28 January – 26 January ), also known as Chinese Gordon, Gordon Pasha, and Gordon of Khartoum, was a British Army officer and administrator.

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