[General] Charles James Napier

1782-1853; statue at Trafalgar Square; reorganised the British army and fought the Second Afghan War, establishing the Govt. of Sind; wrote a historical novel, William the Conqueror (1858); Civil and Military Defects of the Indian Government (1853) was edited posthumously by his brother, Sir William [infra]; Minutes the the Resignation, cited in CAB, is by Wellington and Dalhousie in the year after his death. CAB ODNB


Portrait oil portrait of Charles J. Napier by unknown hand, lent Lord Aberdare, in Irish Portraits Exhibition [Catalogue] ed. Anne Crookshank (Ulster Museum 1965).

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