It is terrible to contemplate how few politicians are hanged. — G. K. Chesterton

Marquess Wellesley

(Richard Colley Wesley)

1760–1842
Civilization: British — India
   Field of Renown:  statesman — Governor
Era:  Foundation

Governor-general of India, fought Second Maratha and Mysore wars. Later, promoted Catholic emancipation.

Other Resources


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Book Links
Our Indian Empire  in  The Hanoverians  by  C. J. B. Gaskoin
How We Cleared the Road to Empire  in  India: Peeps at History  by  Beatrice Home
Warrior Chieftains  in  Our Empire Story  by  H. E. Marshall
Of Mysore, Marathas, and Mutiny  in  India  by  Victor Surridge


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Lord Wellesley
 in The Hanoverians