Thursday, 11th May 2017
 
SIKUNDER BURNES: MASTER OF THE GREAT GAME
2.30pm
Upper Room Town Hall
£7

Craig Murray brings a belated measure of both justice and forgiveness to Alexander Burnes, the main antagonist of the Great Game as Britain strove with Russia for control of Central Asia and the routes to the Raj. Craig’s book is in a real sense a prequel, 200 years earlier, to his controversial memoir Murder in Samarkand. Among the astonishing revelations are that Alexander and his brother invented and published the myths about Scottish Freemasons and Knights Templar that form the plot of the Da Vinci Code.
‘If you are a fan of the Flashman series of books, you will be gripped’– The Sun
‘a terrific read’ Daily Mail
Craig Murray, University of Dundee educated and Rector (2007-10), joined the Foreign and Commonwealth Office as a member of the Diplomatic Service in 1984, and became British Ambassador to Uzbekistan in 2002. He was removed from this post in 2004 for exposing appalling human rights abuses by the US-funded regime of President Islam Karimov. He is a close associate of Julian Assange. In The Guardian of 10th December 2016, he described the CIA allegations of hacking relating to the 2016 US Presidential election as ‘bullshit’.


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