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56 stunning images from the Sepoy Mutiny of 1857 (34)

January 1, 1857
Mirza Firuz Shah
Bahadur Shah II 1837–1857

56 stunning images from the Sepoy Mutiny of 1857 (34)



The Relief of Lucknow', 1857 (c1850s). The siege of Lucknow was one of the major engagements of the uprising against British rule in India which began in 1857. Lucknow itself was besieged by mutineers for 87 days from the outbreak of the mutiny until a column commanded by General Sir Henry Havelock broke through on 25th September 1857. Havelock's force was insufficient to break the siege however, and Lucknow was once again surrounded until finally relieved by another, larger force led by General Sir Colin Campbell on 25th November 1857. Colour plate taken from the book Pictures of English History, George Routledge And Sons, (London, New York, c1850).


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Very good information.


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