EE Sample 5: The Mahdi and the fall of Khartoum in 1885

IntroductionMajor-General Charles George Gordon was a British Army officer and administrator who served in the Crimean War in 1855. He had great successes in China and was involved in the quelling of the Taiping Rebellion in 1866. Gordon was made Governor General in the Sudan from 1877 until 1879. However, his subsequent leadership of the mission to Khartoum has been held responsible for the disastrous failure of the...


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