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Maj Gen Sir John Malcolm and Persia (1769 -1833)

National Army Museum Royal Hospital Road, London

Leaving his native Scotland at the tender age of 12, Sir John Malcolm became famous for the extensive work on developing the administration and practices of good governance in British India. Widely admired by his peers, a memorial now stands in his honour at Westminster Abbey. Less known is the substantial work he did furthering relations with Persia.