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francis younghusband: explorer and mystic

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The British invasion of Tibet in 1904 is one of the strangest events in British imperial history. Planned by Lord Curzon as a strategic move in the Great Game the incursion was in fact ill-conceived and inspired by only the weakest of motivations. Led by the soldier explorer and mystic Francis Younghusband...  Read more
The British invasion of Tibet in 1904 is one of the strangest events in British imperial history. Planned by Lord Curzon as a strategic move in the Great Game the incursion was in fact ill-conceived and inspired by only the weakest of motivations. Led by the soldier explorer and mystic Francis Younghusband the mission--doomed from the very beginning--became caught in political cross-fire and the distant and destructive machinations of China and England and ended in ignominy and disappointment. Peter Fleming's Bayonets to Lhasa is a gripping depiction of this unusual chain of events its charismatic protagonists and the repercussions that continue to be felt throughout the region.
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