New PDF release: The Family of Sir Stamford Raffles

By John Bastin,Julie Weizenegger

ISBN-10: 981472176X

ISBN-13: 9789814721769

while Stamford Raffles married the “handsome, based” Sophia Hull in February 1817 and a 12 months later welcomed the coming of his first baby, Charlotte, relations lifestyles seemed to be choked with happiness. His previous marriage, to Olivia Mariamne Devenish, a widow approximately ten years older than him, had ended along with her premature demise in Java, leaving him bereft of “all that I held pricey on earth”. Now, settled in Bencoolen as Governor-General, he watched with pride over the expansion of Singapore and the rise of his younger relatives. For most of these joys, even if, he was once additionally to discover that during this “most wretched place”, loss of life was once by no means distant. Drawing on quite a lot of resources – together with new findings from beginning files, marriage registers, letters and wills – historian John Bastin makes a useful contribution to what's identified concerning the individuals of Sir Stamford Raffles’s family members. conscientiously researched and engagingly written, this new publication is a wonderful account of Raffles’s ancestry, quick kin and closest family members – and the way they intertwined with every one step of his celebrated career.

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