Short essays for the British Library’s popular Untold Lives blog. The essays are based on archival documents from the India Office Records, which are held at the British Library. The essays tend to focus on not-widely-known or forgotten moments from Britain’s age of empire, and range from the inappropriately comic to the unequivocally tragic.
- The lonely death of a British Vice-Consul in Persia
- How an Indian performance troupe found itself destitute in Victorian London
- ‘A smack at the Chikor’
- The Euphrates Expedition of 1836: Ingenuity and Tragedy in Mesopotamia
- A Polymath in Muscat
- Somewhere between freedom and slavery: runaway slaves in Britain’s Indian Navy