Classically educated, Mark Wilks (c.1760-1831) joined the Madras army of the East India Company and would go on to serve as political resident at the court of Mysore from 1803 to 1808. He also later served as governor of Saint Helena from 1813 to 1816, during which time he witnessed the arrival of Napoleon Bonaparte. Elected to the Manx parliament in 1816, Wilks became its speaker in 1826 and was elected a fellow of the Royal Society in the same year. Drawing on state records and his own experiences, he first published this acclaimed three-volume history of the kingdom of Mysore between 1810 and 1817. Volume 3 narrates the history of the third (1789-92) and fourth (1798-9) Anglo-Mysore wars, the capture of Seringapatam and the death of Tipu Sultan (1750-99).
|Publisher:||Cambridge University Press|
|Series:||Cambridge Library Collection - Perspectives from the Royal Asiatic Society|
|Product dimensions:||8.27(w) x 11.69(h) x 1.14(d)|
Table of Contents
32. The sultaun destroys Mysoor; 33. Tippoo's designs for indirectly conquering Tavancour; 34. Mission and subsequent embassy to Constantinople and eventually to Paris; 35. Lord Cornwallis's early orders for preparation disobeyed; 36. English centre army under Colonel Maxwell; 37. Lord Cornwallis marches to Arcot; 38. March from Bangalore northwards; 39. Recurrence to the prior operation of the other armies; 40. Lord Cornwallis moves from Bangalore; 41. Lord Cornwallis's advance; 42. Tippoo makes arrangements for liquidating the payments; 43. External affairs since 1792; 44. Government of India; 45. Lord Mornington's luminous and instructive discussion of his political relations to the sultaun; 46. View of the strength, advance and position of the invading armies; 47. Attack of the enemy's posts on the 5th March fails; 48. Selection of the hour of assault; Appendix; Index.