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Christopher Hibbert is, in the words of the TES, 'perhaps the most gifted popular historian we have'. His books include THE DESTRUCTION OF LORD RAGLAN (which won the Heinemann Award for Literature in 1962); LONDON: THE BIOGRAPHY OF A CITY and THE VIRGIN QUEEN: THE PERSONAL HISTORY OF ELIZABETH I and THE MARLBOROUGHS (Viking 2001). Christopher Hibbert is a fellow of the Royal Society of Literature. He is married with two sons and a daughter and lives in Henley-on-Thames.See all Editorial Reviews
A brilliantly-written book! Seldom has anyone had the courage and the perseverance to do the research on this event in history and then to write it with clarity and honesty. Read morePublished 23 months ago by Jeff Siddiqui
After 100 years in India, the British had created a true Frankenstein monster. They had armed and trained thousands of Indian soldiers, never dreaming they would ever turn their... Read morePublished on May 26, 2013 by Mark Miller
If you are looking for a history of India 1857 and the sepoy mutiny then this is a wonderful resource. Read morePublished on November 2, 2009 by J. Carter
Mr. Hibbert has rendered an excellent analysis of the Great Indian Mutiny of 1857. Of course from the perspective of the natives this was a Freedom Struggle NOT a mutiny. Read morePublished on September 27, 2004 by Kersi Von Zerububbel
This is a very biased book.It tries to depict Indians as treacherous and savages. Writer has never bothered to verify facts from sources other than British. Read morePublished on November 27, 2002 by Jitendra Singh
The book is a collection of haphazrd details none of them of any significance. The style of the narrative: to start with an everyday event and roll it into something significant,... Read morePublished on May 25, 2002 by WhoWasJohnG
Hibbert's book is an attempt to take contemporary accounts - gathered from diaries, letters, military dispatches, and other sources - and craft a picture of the Mutiny from the... Read morePublished on December 29, 2001