Francis Rawdon-Hastings, Marquess of Hastings: Soldier, Peer of the Realm, Governor-General of India
Considering the importance of Francis Rawdon-Hastings, 1st Marquess of Hasttings and 2nd Eari of Moira, it is surprising that no full-length biography has been written about him. The only significant studies of his career have been analyses of his role as governor-general of India in the early nineteenth century. Paul Davis Nelson's study rectifies this situation by providing a well-crafted scholarly analysis of the life of Lord Hastings. He covers in depth all aspects of the man's multi-faceted career as a professional soldier, peer in the House of Lords, and governor-general of India. He also provides a character study of this intelligent, affable man, pointing out his strengths as a father, husband, and friend. In the process, Nelson does not lose sight of Hastings's personal weaknesses, particularly his financial ineptitude. He shows how the marquess ran up debts of nearly [pound]1,000,000 by the time of his death and left his family almost penniless.
What people are saying - Write a review
We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.
AidedeCamp to General Clinton 1776
Maturation of a Military Mind 17771780
The Compleat Officer 1780
Independent Command 17801781
The Princes Spokesman 17951811
Other editions - View all
action Adam American appointed army arrived Aspinall attack attempt August battle began believed Bingle British Camden campaign Charles Charles Hastings Charleston Clinton Collection command Company continued Cornwallis Correspondence Court Davies December departed Documents Duke Earl early enemy England February finally force Francis French friends George Germain Greene Grenville Grey Hastings Hastings Collection Hastings's Henry Historical hoped House Huntingdon immediately India Ireland Island January John July June King Lady later learned letter Library Lieutenant Colonel London Lord Lord Rawdon Major Manuscripts March matter McMahon military ministry Moira North November October officers operations ordered party Pitt political position Press Prince of Wales Private Rawdon rebels received Regiment returned River September Society soldiers soon South Carolina taken tion told troops University vols Willcox William Fullarton Elphinstone wrote York
Page 25 - Whoever looks upon them as an irregular mob will find himself much mistaken. They have men amongst them who know very well what they are about...