Death of Major Wigram Battye in the battle of Futtehabad April 30, 1879. Picture Credit: GSinclair Archive/Universal Images Group via Getty Images

The Great Game

Professor Jeremy Black on the 19th century cold war over Asia between Russian and Britain


In this edition of Black’s History Week, Professor Jeremy Black talks to The Critic‘s deputy editor, Graham Stewart, about The Great Game and whether Tsarist Russia’s expansion through Central Asia posed the challenge to India that British soldiers and diplomats feared.


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