MacPherson’s tireless afforts to promote Russian sport earned him a unique Imperial honour, and the enmity of the Communists.
The Aspden Cup
British factory workers started a historic three-cornered league in
the Russian city of St Petersburg.
Hyder Ali and Tipu
The British encountered no stouter resistance in India than Mysore’s gifted commmander Hyder Ali and his son, Tipu.
Mysore’s Golden Age
The Princely State of Mysore (today in Karnataka) was hailed as an example of good governance to all the world.
One of the twentieth century’s greatest pianists, who put himself and his art at the service of his adopted country.
The Boer Wars
South African settlers of Dutch descent could not escape the march of the British Empire.
Sir Charles Villiers Stanford
Despite setback after setback, Stanford was determined to hear his music played in public.
The Man who Made the Headlines
William Stead conceived modern print journalism in the belief that newspapers could change the world.
West Auckland, European Champions
A team of amateurs gave Europe’s finest a drubbing.
The Fleming Valve
A Victorian children’s book inspired the birth of modern electronics.
Edward Elgar suffered from depression, and ‘Nimrod’ is his
token of thanks to the true friend who supported him through it.
Samuel Coleridge Taylor
A gifted composer of classical music in the romantic tradition, admired by Stanford, Elgar, and Sullivan.