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Sikkim Expedition - 1888. Britain and Tibet competed for influence in the Himalayan state of Sikkim, in North East India. Open warfare occurred when Thutob Namgyal, the Chogyal of Sikkim, started to favor Tibet. A force was dispatched under the command of Brigadier-General Thomas Graham, RA. Although Tibetan forces greatly outnumbered the British, their matchlocks and bows were no match for modern weapons.  After defeat, Tibet ceded suzerainty of Sikkim in the 1890 convention of Calcutta.

Sikkim Expedition - 1888. Britain and Tibet competed for influence in the Himalayan state of Sikkim, in North East India. Open warfare occurred when Thutob Namgyal, the Chogyal of Sikkim, started to favor Tibet. A force was dispatched under the command of Brigadier-General Thomas Graham, RA. Although Tibetan forces greatly outnumbered the British, their matchlocks and bows were no match for modern weapons. After defeat, Tibet ceded suzerainty of Sikkim in the 1890 convention of Calcutta.

THE SIKKIM EXPEDITIONARY FORCE, NORTHERN INDIA THE CAPTURE OF FORT LING-TU FROM SKETCHES BY AN OFFICER OF THE EXPEDITION, 1888 Stock Photo

THE SIKKIM EXPEDITIONARY FORCE, NORTHERN INDIA THE CAPTURE OF FORT LING-TU FROM SKETCHES BY AN OFFICER OF THE EXPEDITION, 1888 Stock Photo

Amazing 1903 photos that showed the secret kingdom of Tibet for the very first time to be auctioned off

Amazing 1903 photos that showed the secret kingdom of Tibet for the very first time to be auctioned off

This picture dates from the notorious expedition of Edwardian adventurer Francis Younghusband in and gave the western world their first glimpse of life in the hidden kingdom.

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100 Years of Famous Dogs

From the Wizard of Oz’s Toto to the real Marley from Marley & Me, here’s a look at some of our favorite history-making canines.

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