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The Some Account of the Public Life, and a Selection from the Unpublished Writings, of the Earl of Macartney 2 Volume Set The Public Life of the Earl of Macartney

by Sir John Barrow, Earl George Macartney Macartney

Part of the Cambridge Library Collection - British & Irish History, 17th & 18th Centuries Series

The Some Account of the Public Life, and a Selection from the Unpublished Writings, of the Earl of Macartney 2 Volume Set The Public Life of the Earl of Macartney Synopsis

George Macartney (1737-1806) had a long and distinguished political and diplomatic career. He held the post of Secretary for Ireland, was successively governor of Grenada, Madras and the Cape Colony, and served as trade envoy to Russia and China. The son of an Irish landowner, Macartney rose in his profession through diligent diplomacy, perseverance, ambition and integrity; he gradually advanced in both the British and Irish peerage. This two-volume biography by Sir John Barrow, who had accompanied Macartney to China and the Cape, was first published in 1807, and draws heavily on official documents from Macartney's periods in office. Volume 1 contains a chronological account of Macartney's professional life, focusing particularly on the challenges he faced while Governor of Madras in the 1780s, including military threats, wrangling over fiscal policies, the extension of Fort St George, and plans for a Madras police force.

Book Information

ISBN: 9781108026192
Publication date: 17th February 2011
Author: Sir John Barrow, Earl George Macartney Macartney
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 626 pages
Categories: Biography: historical, political & military, Modern history to 20th century: c 1700 to c 1900,

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