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Author: Sir Charles Edward Mansfield (1828–1907)

Biography: Sir Charles Edward Manfield was born in 1828, the sixth son of John Mansfield of Diggeswall House, Hertford, and brother of the first Lord Sandhurst. He entered the army in 1848 and became a lieutenant in 1851. He served with distinction in the Crimean War and in the Indian Mutiny were he was severely wounded. Mansfield retired from the army in 1877. After his active military service, he held a number of military and diplomatic posts in such far-flung places as Warsaw, Bucarest, Bogota, Caracas, and Lima. He found time to write one book, A Latter Day Novel (1878), about a Polish count raised in England. In 1859, he married Annie Eliza Margaret Ellis and the couple had several children. He died in 1907 near Florence.

References: Burke; Times (8 August 1907)


  1. A Latter Day Novel.  2 vol.  London: Chapman and Hall, 1878.