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Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 9, Slice 1 "Edwardes" to "Ehrenbreitstein"   By:

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(1) Hieroglyphic symbols are indicated by [HRG] and ancient letters by [SGN].

(2) Characters following a carat (^) were printed in superscript.

(3) Side notes were relocated to function as titles of their respective paragraphs.

(4) The following typographical errors have been corrected:

Article EGG: "The outermost, or third, layer of this shell often takes the form of a glaze, as of porcelain, as for example in the burnished egg of the ostrich ..." 'porcelain' amended from 'procelain'.

Article EGLINTON, EARLS OF: "This earl's successor was his grandson, Archibald William, the 13th earl (1812 1861), who was born at Palermo on the 29th of September 1812." 'on' amended from 'in'.

Article EGYPT: "While the worship of the gods 55 tended more and more to become a monopoly of the state and the priests ..." 'monopoly' amended from 'monoply'.

Article EGYPT: "... the home of the dead in the heavens was a fertile region not very different from Egypt itself, intersected by canals and abounding in corn and fruit ..." 'from' amended from 'form'.

Article EGYPT: "The celebrated Israel stele from this temple is his principal inscription. The rock shrines at Silsila are of small importance." 'is' amended from 'in'.

ENCYCLOPAEDIA BRITANNICA

A DICTIONARY OF ARTS, SCIENCES, LITERATURE AND GENERAL INFORMATION

ELEVENTH EDITION

VOLUME IX, SLICE I

Edwardes to Ehrenbreitstein

ARTICLES IN THIS SLICE:

EDWARDES, SIR HERBERT BENJAMIN EGER (town of Austria) EDWARDS, AMELIA ANN BLANDFORD EGER (town of Hungary) EDWARDS, BELA BATES EGERIA EDWARDS, BRYAN EGERTON, SIR PHILIP DE MALPAS GREY EDWARDS, GEORGE EGG, AUGUSTUS LEOPOLD EDWARDS, HENRY THOMAS EGG EDWARDS, JONATHAN EGGENBERG, HANS ULRICH VON EDWARDS, LEWIS EGGER, ÉMILE EDWARDS, RICHARD EGGLESTON, EDWARD EDWARDS, THOMAS CHARLES EGHAM EDWARDSVILLE (Illinois, U.S.A.) EGIN EDWARDSVILLE (Pennsylvania, U.S.A) EGLANTINE EDWIN (king of Northumbria) EGLINTON, EARLS OF EDWIN, JOHN EGMONT, EARLS OF EDWY EGMONT LAMORAL EECKHOUT, GERBRAND VAN DEN EGOISM EEL EGORIEVSK EFFENDI EGREMONT, EARLS OF. EFFIGIES, MONUMENTAL EGREMONT EGAN, PIERCE EGRESS EGBO EGYPT EGEDE, HANS EHRENBERG, CHRISTIAN GOTTFRIED EGER, AQIBA EHRENBREITSTEIN

EDWARDES, SIR HERBERT BENJAMIN (1819 1868), English soldier statesman in India, was born at Frodesley in Shropshire on the 12th of November 1819. His father was Benjamin Edwardes, rector of Frodesley, and his grandfather Sir John Edwardes, baronet, eighth holder of a title conferred on one of his ancestors by Charles I. in 1644. He was educated at a private school and at King's College, London. Through the influence of his uncle, Sir Henry Edwardes, he was nominated in 1840 to a cadetship in the East India Company; and on his arrival in India, at the beginning of 1841, he was posted as ensign in the 1st Bengal Fusiliers. He remained with this regiment about five years, during which time he mastered the lessons of his profession, obtained a good knowledge of Hindustani, Hindi and Persian, and attracted attention by the political and literary ability displayed in a series of letters which appeared in the Delhi Gazette .

In November 1845, on the breaking out of the first Sikh War, Edwardes was appointed aide de camp to Sir Hugh (afterwards Viscount) Gough, then commander in chief in India. On the 18th of December he was severely wounded at the battle of Mudki. He soon recovered, however, and fought by the side of his chief at the decisive battle of Sobraon (February 10, 1846)... Continue reading book >>


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