Charles Belgrave

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Charles Dalrymple Belgrave (1894–1969) was a British citizen. He was an advisor to the rulers of Bahrain from 1926 until 1957. He first was under Shaikh Hamad ibn Isa Al Khalifa. The he was under Shaikh Salman ibn Hamad Al-Khalifa.

During the war he was with the Imperial Camel Corps. He spent two years in Siwa Oasis. He got better at his Arabic at the School of Oriental and African Studies in London. He came to Bahrain in March 1926. He stayed there until 1957.

The biggest long-term benefit to the country has said to be the making of schools for girls by his wife Marjorie Belgrave.

References[change | change source]

  • Personal Diary of Charles Belgrave (1926–1957)
  • "Charles Dalrymple Belgrave". Encyclopedia of the Modern Middle East and North Africa. Macmillan Library Reference. 2004. Retrieved 2008-06-05.
  • Historic photos of Charles Belgrave[permanent dead link]