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Evelyn Baring, 1st Earl of Cromer

Evelyn Baring, 1st Earl of Cromer

Person  Male  Born 1841  Died 1917

Categories: Politics & Administration, Commerce

Countries: Egypt

Colonial administrator for Egypt. Grandson of the bank founder Sir Francis. Recipient of the telegrams sent by General Gordon during the siege of Khartoum, 20 or 30 every day. Died London. No, there's no mistake, he really is "Evelyn the first Earl".

2018: A critical Londonist article gives: "As Governor of Egypt he repressed native schools, opposed women becoming doctors, or even being educated. When some British officers shot pigeons in a village, the villagers protested that they owned the pigeons. An argument ensued, one officer collapsed with heatstroke: 27 villagers were flogged, including pregnant women, and the Headman was hanged outside his own house. After George Bernard Shaw led protests about this injustice, Baring was persuaded to resign, but given £50,000 and made Earl of Cromer. Back home in London, he became president of the Mens' League for Opposition to Womens Suffrage."

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