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KINGLAKE

KINGLAKE

His first literary venture had been Eothen; or Traces of travel brought home from the East , a very popular work of Eastern travel, apparently first published anonymously, in which he described a journey he made about ten years earlier in Syria, Palestine and Egypt, together with his Eton contemporary Lord Pollington. However, his magnum opus was his Invasion of the Crimea, in 8 volumes, published from 1863 to 1887 by Blackwood, Edinburgh, one of the most effective works of its class. No by-election was held, and after a Royal Commission found that there had extensive corruption, the town was disenfranchised in 1870.

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