Last Effort And Fall of Tipu Sultan, Old Print 1877
Old 1877 engraving of Tipu Sultan’s last effort in the 4th Anglo-Mysore War in 1799. Engraved by Walker based on the artwork of R A Henry Singelton. This print is from around 1877, it was published by James S. Virtue of London. Hyder Ali died in 1782, and was succeeded by his son Tipu Sultan.
Tipu Sultan soon engaged in an aggressive war against the British. The venture proved costly, for in 1786 he was glad to secure peace at the cost of half his kingdom and 3½ million pounds. There had already been three Anglo-Mysore Wars the first starting in 1767 when Hyder Ali was still alive.
Despite negotiating treaties with the British, Tipu tried to form an alliance with the French. Thus angering the British that led to the fourth Anglo-Mysore War, 1798 to 1799. Although the Mysoreans fought a fierce battle, it was the end of their leader Tipu Sultan who faced death at the hands of the British. As can be seen, this print shows his last effort and fall. Click on the photo for better view.
Did you know- Mysorean rockets were an Indian military weapon, the iron-cased rockets were deployed in the Anglo-Mysore wars.
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