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Cornwallis : soldier and statesman in a revolutionary world / Richard Middleton.

By: Middleton, Richard, 1941-.
Publisher: London : Yale University Press, 2022Description: xiv, 423 pages, 12 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (black and white), maps (black and white), portraits ; 24 cm.ISBN: 9780300196801.Subject(s): Cornwallis, Charles Cornwallis, Marquis, 1738-1805 | Soldiers -- Great Britain -- Biography | Generals -- Great Britain -- Biography | Statesmen -- Great Britain -- Biography | Great Britain -- History -- George III, 1760-1820 | Great Britain -- Colonies -- AdministrationDDC classification: 941.073 Summary: "The soldier, governor, and statesman whose career covered America, India, Britain, and Ireland Charles, First Marquis of Cornwallis (1738-1805), was a leading figure in late 18th-century Britain. His career spanned the American War of Independence, Irish Union, the French Revolutionary Wars, and the building of the Second British Empire in India - and he has long been associated with the unacceptable face of Britain's colonial past. In this vivid new biography, Richard Middleton shows that this portrait is far from accurate. Cornwallis emerges as a reformer who had deep empathy for those under his authority, and was clear about his obligation to govern justly. He sought to protect the population of Bengal with a constitution of written laws, insisted on Catholic emancipation in Ireland, and recognized the limitations of British power after the American war." - Book cover
List(s) this item appears in: New Acquisitions Summer 2022
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

"The soldier, governor, and statesman whose career covered America, India, Britain, and Ireland Charles, First Marquis of Cornwallis (1738-1805), was a leading figure in late 18th-century Britain. His career spanned the American War of Independence, Irish Union, the French Revolutionary Wars, and the building of the Second British Empire in India - and he has long been associated with the unacceptable face of Britain's colonial past. In this vivid new biography, Richard Middleton shows that this portrait is far from accurate. Cornwallis emerges as a reformer who had deep empathy for those under his authority, and was clear about his obligation to govern justly. He sought to protect the population of Bengal with a constitution of written laws, insisted on Catholic emancipation in Ireland, and recognized the limitations of British power after the American war." - Book cover

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