First used the term ‘The Great Game’ during his exploration of the land north of India
- the Imperial Laureate and spokesperson for the Empire who brought home to he general public exactly what the conditions were for the soldiers and civil servants who were spread all over the empire.
- hailed by Sir Harry Johnstone as the Clive of India and the Warren Hastings of Africa. Frederick Lugard was an imperial hero who captivated the public's imagination in the 1890s and early years of the 20th century.
- typical of the thousands of migrants who started life in the colonies with virtually nothing but found opportunities in the Empire to better themselves through luck and hard work.
- a soldier who served in India and Africa. He was present for the relief of Lucknow, the destruction of the Summer Palace in Peking and then was in command of an army at the Battle of Magdala.