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- DescriptionLeicester Fitzgerald Charles Stanhope (1784-1862) played a controversial role in the struggle for Greek independence. After a career in the Indian army, he offered his services to the London Greek Committee in 1823, and was sent as its agent to Greece. However, his paternalistic view of the Greeks, as childlike 'natives' in need of guidance, was resented both by the Greeks themselves and by other members of the Committee. His approach, which supported the imposition of a unified constitutional system from above, alienated the Greek factions, especially Alexandros Mavrokordatos, whose otherwise pro-British stance was undermined by Stanhope's actions (which also disrupted the delivery of the Committee's loan to the Greeks). Stanhope was recalled by the British government (travelling home with Byron's body) and immediately released his correspondence with the Committee, which was edited and published in 1824, to deflect criticism of his conduct.
- Author(s)Leicester Stanhope
- PublisherCambridge Library Collection
- Date of Publication09/08/2014
- SubjectHistory: Specific Subjects
- Series TitleCambridge Library Collection - European History
- Place of PublicationCambridge
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintCambridge University Press
- Content Note6 b/w illus. 1 colour illus.
- Weight510 g
- Width140 mm
- Height216 mm
- Spine23 mm
- Format DetailsTrade paperback (US)
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