The British waged three costly wars against the Burmese Empire during the 19th century. The costly wars took the lives of over 15,000 British and Indian soldiers. When the final war ended in 1885, Great Britain controlled all of northeastern India and Burma. In this book a young man by the name of Stanley finds himself involved in the events swirling around the First Burmese War.
About the Author
George Alfred Henty (8 December 1832 - 16 November 1902) was a prolific English novelist and war correspondent. He is best known for his historical adventure stories that were popular in the late 19th century. His works include The Dragon & The Raven (1886), For The Temple (1888), Under Drake's Flag (1883) and In Freedom's Cause (1885). G. A. Henty was born in Trumpington, near Cambridge. He was a sickly child who had to spend long periods in bed. During his frequent illnesses he became an avid reader and developed a wide range of interests which he carried into adulthood.