By Eric Stokes

While Eric Stokes, the most important British historian of India of his iteration, died in 1981, he left in the back of during this paintings a considerable a part of what could were his definitive assertion at the social origins of the Indian Mutiny-rebellion of 1857. This e-book offers an in-depth research of the roots of the uprising and some of the rural teams that participated within the insurrection opposed to the English. Stokes additionally offers a lively account of the process the Mutiny, which illuminates the cause of the British victory and the failure of the mutineers to consolidate their insurrection.

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The Madras troops got as far as the Kuttra pass, effecting a marked proBritish shift in the political stance of Rewa, but on 20 October they were summarily recalled and ordered to Kanpur. Colin Campbell 34 PP 1857-8, xliv, pt. 1, p. 238. Also S. A. Rizvi and M. 1. ), History o f the Freedom Struggle in Uttar Pradesh (Lucknow, 1959), (hereafter FSUP), iv. 412-30. 38 The Military Dimension: had decided that to rescue Outram, Havelock, and the Lucknow garrison, his personal presence was required together with every available man he could lay hands on.

141-2, 164. 5 Idem, PGR vii, ii. 350. 6 Kaye, Sepoy War, ii. 614-15. British Strategy and Tactics 23 repeatedly playing: ‘Cheer, boys, Cheer’,7 the Bareilly brigade of four infantry and an irregular cavalry regiment, with artillery, marched over the Jumna bridge of boats into the rebel camp exactly as some 2,000 of Lawrence’s reinforcements entered the British en­ campment on the Ridge. These with their comrades were steadily consumed in the fire of battle. 9 If this was the situation on the strongest flank, the British posi­ tion lower down the Gangetic plain looked still more parlous.

15 The transportation of troops in small groups by bullock train and steamer made them a ready prey for detention en route by the local authorities eager to use them for their own immediate security problems. When he arrived on 30 June to take over the Movable Column collected at Allahabad, Havelock found that instead of the equivalent of three European regiments collected together, half his force was strung out along his line of communi­ cation. There had been no want of time. The 84th had started upcountry on 19 May.

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