February, 2013

Overview of British Advisors Role in Bahrain


Hamad Abdulla presented a talk on 31 January 2013 entitled, “Overview of British Advisor’s role in Bahrain”, at the premises of the University of East Anglia, Norwich, United Kingdom.  The talk provided a general overview of Sir Charles Belgrave and his role in the politics of Bahrain and the state’s development, as he worked as an advisor to the government of Bahrain from 1926 to 1957.


The main points the talk covered were as follows.


1-    Overview of Bahrain socio-political history.

2-    British – Bahraini relations 1820 – 1971.

3-    Overview of the life of Sir Charles Belgrave.

4-    The Advisor’s role in the development of Bahrain.

5-    British Advisor’s opponents and Nasserism.

6-    The Suez Crisis and end of Belgrave’s tenure.



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