A regimental history of the gorgeously attired bodyguard of the Viceroys and Governor-Generals of British-ruled India in its heyday from 1773 to 1908, this well-illustrated book is a feast for anyone interested in India under the Raj. The minutes of ‘secret consultations’ describe the formation and recruitment of the Corps. Also included are the early quarrels between Governor Warren Hastings and Gen. Clavering which ultimately led to the former man’s trial. The bodyguard were not strictly for ceremony only, and took part in many actions, including the campaigns in Mysore (1791-1792); Java (1811); the Mahratta Wars.
HISTORICAL RECORD OF THE GOVERNOR-GENERAL’S BODY GUARD
Sumptuous illustrated regimental history of the elite unit that guarded Britain’s rulers in India from 1773 to 1908. A feast for fans of the Raj.