The desert battle of Omdurman in the Sudan on 2 September 1898 was seen as Britain's revenge for the death of Gordon at Khartoum. The most famous incident of the battle was the charge of the 21st Lancers, generally accepted as the last full cavalry charge. Three Victoria Crosses were awarded and the Queen granted her own name to the regiment. This study, published to coincide with the centenary, tells the story of the Lancer's bloody ride, drawn from eyewitness letters of officers and men.
Terry Brighton has been an Anglican priest, chaplain to the SAS, and curator of The 17th/21st Lancers Regimental Museum. In 2009 he left the Ministry of Defence, married Linda, and moved to live and write in Tamaimo, a small town on the slopes of the Mount Teide volcano in Tenerife. His motto is: 'write on the edge'.
He is currently working on 'Dead Men Riding'. This novel of the Crimean War introduces Major Jack Blake of Her Majesty's Secret Intelligence Department - a man with pistol and ball in the soul. More at www.jackblake.com
Find out more about Terry Brighton, read his latest interview on living and writing in Tenerife, and contact him via his message form at www.terrybrighton.com