Hello everyone! Welcome to the Night of the Notables. My name is Major-General Charles Gordon, and this is my learning centre.
In case you have never heard of me, I am a British Army officer, and administrator, known best for my famous last stand during the Siege of Khartoum Sudan in 1885. While my death sent ripples throughout the British Empire, my life was much more than those final tragic moments. I spent years in and out of the public eye, ending conflicts, fighting slavery, and combatting Imperialism, all while working under two Imperialist Empires: The British Empire and the Ottoman Empire.
To learn more about me, and see an interactive map of my career, click on the attached link.
Maps – Google Maps (Accredited on images)
About Me Image (First Slide) – Harvard Art Museum/Fogg Museum, Historical Photographs and Special Visual Collections Department, Fine Arts Library–
Newspaper Article Image (First Slide) – General Gordon’s Last Stand – George W. Joy
Gordon standing with Cane – https://www.gutenberg.org/files/24756/24756-h/24756-h.htm#img-104
Newspaper #1 (The Fall of Khartoum): Image of Gordon (left) – https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Charles_Gordon_Pasha.jpg Image of the Mahdi (right) – https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Muhammad_Ahmad.jpg
Newspaper #2 – https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Charles_Gordon_Celestiale_Titu.jpg
All photos other than the maps are in the public domain.