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The History and The Culture of Chess
The Chess-Board by Owen Meredith
Where to start?
Finding a simple introduction proved futile....
Owen Meredith was the pseudonym, acquired at age 24 with the publishing of a book of poems entitled Clytemnestra, of Edward Robert Bulwer-Lytton.
Edward Robert Bulwer-Lytton was born on November 8, 1831. His father was a
minor political figure/novelist named Edward George Bulwer-Lytton, 1st
Baron Lytton, 1st Baron Lytton of Knebworth (1803-1873). Edward
George Bulwer-Lytton invented such popular phrases as
George Bulwer-Lytton's brother was Sir Henry Bulwer (Sir William Henry Lytton Earle Bulwer-Lytton -1801-1872) , an extremely competent British statesman and diplomat.
Edward Robert Bulwer-Lytton was also a diplomat. His career started when he served as secretary to his uncle, Henry Bulwer, who was at that time Minister to Washington D. C. After a succession of diplomatic posts, he eventually was appointed Governor-General of India where he served from 1876-1880. His service there is not considered to have been very effective and particularly devastating was that his policies towards the Afghan peoples directly led to the second Afghan War.
He retired in 1880 as the first Earl Lytton and died November 24, 1891.
His most noted works include:
Sarah's Serendipitous Chess Page
The Life and Chess of Paul Morphy
Sarah's Chess History Forum
chess - general
chess - history
Mark Week's History on the Web
Chess Journalists of America
Chess History Newsgroup
Chess Tourn. & Match History
Super Tournaments of the Past
La grande storia degli scacchi
Bil Wall's Chess Pages
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