The most compelling and comprehensive history of the Indian Mutiny ever written.
'A fine achievement by a huge new talent' William Dalrymple, Sunday Times
In 1857 the native troops of the Bengal army rose against their colonial masters. The ensuing insurrection was to become the bloodiest in the history of the British Empire.Combining formidable storytelling with ground-breaking research, Saul David narrates a tale at once heart-rendingly tragic and extraordinarily compelling. David provides new and convincing evidence that the true causes of the mutiny were much more complex, and disturbing, than previously assumed.
About the Author
Saul David was born in 1966 and educated at Edinburgh University. His is the author of five previous books, including THE HOMICIDAL EARL: THE LIFE OF LORD CARDIGAN and PRINCE OF PLEASURE: THE PRINCE OF WALES AND THE MAKING OF THE REGENCY. Saul David lives in Somerset.