Memoir of the Life and Public Services of Sir Thomas Stamford Raffles, F.R.S. &c

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Memoir of the Life and Public Services of Sir Thomas Stamford Raffles, F.R.S. &c

Memoir of the Life and Public Services of Sir Thomas Stamford Raffles, F.R.S. &c

Particularly in the Government of Java, 1811-1816, and of Bencoolen and Its Dependencies, 1817-1824; with Details of the Commerce and Resources of the Eastern Archipelago, and Selections from His Correspondence

  • Author: Lady Sophia Raffles
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Colonial administrators
  • Page: 823
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Memoir of the Life and Public Services of Sir Thomas Stamford Raffles

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Memoir of the Life and Public Services of Sir Thomas Stamford Raffles

Memoir of the Life and Public Services of Sir Thomas Stamford Raffles

  • Author: Lady Sophia Raffles
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Colonial administrators
  • Page: N.A
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Raffles and the Match-Fixing Syndicate

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Raffles and the Match-Fixing Syndicate

Raffles and the Match-Fixing Syndicate

  • Author: Adam Corres
  • Publisher: Adam Corres
  • ISBN: 1906210624
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 324
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Raffles and the Match-Fixing Syndicate is an adventurous and often surprising ride through the modern era of international cricket match-fixing. Adam Corres has re-invented the characters originally created by E.W. Hornung in 1899 and let them run riot in a new world - the increasingly decadent, dysfunctional and reliably unreliable society that many of us already call home. Understand and explore the world of the match-fixers; how it's done and how to spot their interfering hand. Follow Raffles, a celebrated England cricketer with an immaculate reputation, as he falls ever further from grace in his fatal, relentless, addiction to risk.

Sir Stamford Raffles And Some Of His Friends And Contemporaries: A Memoir Of The Founder Of Singapore

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Sir Stamford Raffles And Some Of His Friends And Contemporaries: A Memoir Of The Founder Of Singapore

Sir Stamford Raffles And Some Of His Friends And Contemporaries: A Memoir Of The Founder Of Singapore

  • Author: Bastin John
  • Publisher: World Scientific
  • ISBN: 9813277688
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 488
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This publication is a biographical account of the founder of Singapore, Sir Stamford Raffles, through a study of the lives of his closest friends and contemporaries. Some of the personalities featured include William Brown Ramsay, John Leyden and Thomas Horsfield.

The Family of Sir Stamford Raffles

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The Family of Sir Stamford Raffles

The Family of Sir Stamford Raffles

  • Author: John Bastin,Julie Weizenegger
  • Publisher: Marshall Cavendish International Asia Pte Ltd
  • ISBN: 9810972369
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 208
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Raffles and Hastings: Private exchanges behind the founding of Singapore

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Raffles and Hastings: Private exchanges behind the founding of Singapore

Raffles and Hastings: Private exchanges behind the founding of Singapore

  • Author: John Bastin
  • Publisher: Marshall Cavendish International Asia Pte Ltd
  • ISBN: 9814634786
  • Category: History
  • Page: 478
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A co-publication with the National Library Board, Singapore. The founding of Singapore has typically been attributed to the strategic genius of one man, Stamford Raffles. Frequently overlooked is the part played by his superior in the East India Company, the Marquess of Hastings. It was Hastings who, as Governor-General of India, made the fateful decision to establish a British trading post at the southern entrance of the Malacca Straits, and once this was executed with great daring by Raffles in early 1819, it was Hastings again who supported the retention of Singapore against opposition from all quarters.This book provides an intimate account of Singapore’s founding by drawing on the personal correspondence between these two men, which they maintained separately from their official exchanges. Published here for the first time, these private letters reveal at first-hand the challenges that Raffles and Hastings faced in manoeuvring within the Dutch-dominated East Indies. Just as significantly, they reveal the complex relationship between the two men – evolving from mutual suspicion at the outset to cooperation and admiration, but nonetheless peppered throughout with backbiting, hidden agendas and the clash of personal ambitions. Historian John Bastin brings rigorous scholarship to bear on this work, at the same time presenting it in a clear, readable style that will engage specialist and general readers alike

Statement of the Services of Sir Stamford Raffles

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Statement of the Services of Sir Stamford Raffles

Statement of the Services of Sir Stamford Raffles

  • Author: Sir Thomas Stamford Raffles
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Colonial administrators
  • Page: 72
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Raffles

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Raffles

Raffles

And the Golden Opportunity

  • Author: Victoria Glendinning
  • Publisher: Profile Books
  • ISBN: 1847658245
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 562
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By the time of his death, Thomas Stamford Raffles (1781-1826) was the founder of Singapore and Governor of Java, having left school in his early teens to become a clerk for the British East India Company. Charismatic and daring, Raffles forged an extraordinary path for himself in South East Asia - refusing to be satisfied with the trading posts available to the British, he defied Dutch governors and wrangled with warring local rulers to establish what is now a world city. An ardent linguist and zoologist, Raffles spoke fluent Malay and found time to write The History of Java, as well as naming several species of flora and fauna he discovered on his travels. He founded London Zoo and promoted the study of Malay alongside European languages in Southeast Asia. Raffles remains a controversial figure - a utopian imperialist, disobedient employee and knight of the realm who died deeply in debt, predeceased by all but one of his children. He built racial segregation into his urban planning, but was also a staunch abolitionist. Renowned biographer Victoria Glendinning charts Raffles' prodigious rise in this new edition, specially updated for the bicentenary of the foundation of Singapore in 1819. His life was short, complicated and shot through with tragedy, but Raffles' fame lives on.

Raffles – The Amateur Cracksman

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Raffles – The Amateur Cracksman

Raffles – The Amateur Cracksman

  • Author: E. W. Hornung
  • Publisher: Lulu.com
  • ISBN: 1304998355
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 742
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Gentleman thief Raffles is daring, debonair, devilishly handsome-and a first-rate cricketer. In these stories, the master burglar indulges his passion for cricket and crime: stealing jewels from a country house, outwitting the law, pilfering from the nouveau riche, and, of course, bowling like a demon-all with the assistance of his plucky sidekick, Bunny. Encouraged by his brother-in-law, Arthur Conan Doyle, to write a series about a public school villain, and influenced by his own experiences at Uppingham, E. W. Hornung created a unique form of crime story, where, in stealing as in sport, it is playing the game that counts, and there is always honor among thieves. The Complete Story - All four books in one volume.

The Return Of A. J. Raffles

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The Return Of A. J. Raffles

The Return Of A. J. Raffles

An Edwardian comedy in three acts based somewhat loosely on E.W. Hornung's characters in The Amateur Cracksman

  • Author: Graham Greene
  • Publisher: Random House
  • ISBN: 1446475999
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 252
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This play produced by the Royal Shakespeare Company has as its chief characters A. J. Raffles, the literary creation some seventy odd years ago of E. W. Hornung. The cool daring of the impeccable Amateur Cracksman, always torn between the rival claims of burglary and cricket, ensured his popularity in Edwardian England. Evading the dogged pursuit of Inspector Mackenzie of Scotland Yard, Hornung's character eventually met a hero's death in South Africa in the Boer War. Graham Greene's The Return of A. J. Raffles begins some months after. Raffles' loyal assistant Bunny still mourns his friend's death in Raffles' chambers in Albany, despite the blandishments of Lord Alfred Douglas. A visitor forces his way in - Raffles has cheated death as he once cheated Inspector Mackenzie - and immediately Lord Alfred sees in the Amateur Cracksman and Bunny heaven-sent instruments to revenge and disgrace of Oscar Wilde on his odious father, the Marquess of Queensberry... Graham Green never fails to surprise and delight admirers of his comic genius, and the twists and turns of this story of Edwardian high life, when Raffles returns to the scene of his earlier triumphs, provide a richly satisfying entertainment.