Laurence Oliphant (1829-1888) Author, Adventurer, Spy, Diplomatic Negotiator, Lawyer, Religious Mystic. A remarkably clever and incongruous Victorian. With his father he notably brought the first tea plants from China to their plantation at Nuwara Eliya, Ceylon.
As correspondent for The Times at Trebizond Oliphant met the Turkish commander Omar Pasha, joined his force and was present at the battle of the Ingour. A first hand valuable account of Ottoman military… Read more