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Online lecture – 1857: Mutiny or Uprising? 21st March 23

16th March 2023

Rana Chhina, Rosie Llewellyn-Jones & Andrew Ward

Tuesday 21 March 18.00 GMT (ZOOM lecture)

Mutiny or Uprising? Historians Rana Chhina, Rosie Llewellyn-Jones and Andrew Ward return to this theme in the course of three separate presentations. Rana Chhina opens by discussing Indian viewpoints on 1857. Andrew Ward follows with a presentation on the siege of the entrenchment into which the European community fled when Kanpur’s four native regiments rebelled, the ensuing massacres at and how they exacerbated the British response. Rosie Llewellyn-Jones concludes with a presentation on Lucknow, examining the conflict from the annexation of Awadh to the siege of the British Residency and the city’s eventual recapture by the British. 

Squadron Leader (Retd) Rana Chhina MBE is Secretary and Editor at the United Services Institution of India, Centre for Armed Forces Historical Research, New Delhi. He is the author of many books and commissioned India’s Historic Battles, to which Kanpur 1857 and Lucknow 1857 (2022) belong.

Andrew Ward’s historical works include Kanpur 1857 and Our Bones are Scattered, the classic account of the Kanpur Massacres. He is a former contributing editor to Atlantic Monthly and columnist for the Washington Post.

Rosie Llewellyn-Jones MBE is the author of Lucknow 1857 and many others on the Uprisings of 1857 and Lucknow in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.

Tickets: £5 (or £15 for this lecture and the following two on the Great Game and Anglo-India and the End of Empire).

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