Lord Cromer

Victorian Imperialist, Edwardian Proconsul
Author(s): 
Owen, Roger
ISBN: 
0199279667
Date published: 
May 2005
Paperback
Price: 
£14.99

In the heyday of Empire just before the First World War, Lord Cromer was second only to Lord Curzon in fame and public esteem. In the days when Cairo and Calcutta represented the twin poles of British power in Asia and Africa, Cromer's commanding presence seemed to radiate the essential spirit of imperial rule. In this first modern biography, Roger Owen charts the life of the man revered by the British and hated by today's Egyptians, the real ruler of Egypt for a quarter of a century.