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Frederic Augustus Thesiger, 2nd Baron Chelmsford

(1827-1905), General and courtier

Sitter in 5 portraits
Lord Chelmsford was appointed commander of British forces in South Africa in 1878. The following year he led the British invasion of Zululand. The first engagement of the campaign was the Zulu rout of British forces at Isandlwana, in which 1357 of a British force of 1768 were killed. Following further humiliations, such as the death of the French Prince Imperial, Chelmsford was relieved of his command; but refused to step down until he effectively ended the campaign with victory over King Cetshwayo on 4 July 1879.

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Frederic Thesiger, 2nd Baron Chelmsford, by Lock & Whitfield, published by  Sampson Low, Marston, Searle and Rivington - NPG Ax17663

Frederic Thesiger, 2nd Baron Chelmsford

by Lock & Whitfield, published by Sampson Low, Marston, Searle and Rivington
woodburytype, published 1882
NPG Ax17663

Various politicians and others, by and after Elliott & Fry - NPG Ax139904

Various politicians and others

by and after Elliott & Fry
bromide print, 1890s
NPG Ax139904

Frederic Thesiger, 2nd Baron Chelmsford ('Statesmen. No. 370.'), by Sir Leslie Ward - NPG D44029

Frederic Thesiger, 2nd Baron Chelmsford ('Statesmen. No. 370.')

by Sir Leslie Ward
chromolithograph, published in Vanity Fair 3 September 1881
NPG D44029

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