Thursday, March 30, 2017

Lucknow: a little history from Wodehouse

You actually can pick up a little historical information from the novels of P. G. Wodehouse if you follow up his leads. For instance: "It was with something of the emotions of the beleaguered garrison of Lucknow on hearing the skirl of the Highland pipes that he came at long last out of a sort of despairing coma" (from Full Moon). He referred to the prolonged defense of the Residency within city of Lucknow during the Indian Rebellion of 1857. I had never heard of the battle, but evidently it is a fairly prominent event in British history.

The Relief of Lucknow.jpg

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