Governors of Bengali

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Governors of Bengali is a list of people in some Phantom stories holding the position as governor of Bengali.

In the real world, Britain did not have any formal influence in East Africa until the late 19th century.

Newspaper strip stories

Name Service period First appearance Notes
? ? "High Seas Highjacker"
Edmund ? ? "The Governor's Family" Unnamed in "Jungle Love".
? ? "The Slave Market of Mucar" (mentioned)

Fratelli Spada stories

Name Service period First appearance Notes
? Claire 1740 "The Island of Rada Mandi" He was the father of miss Claire, who married to unspecified past Phantom in 1740.

Team Fantomen stories

Name Service period First appearance Notes
Percy 1780s "Mystery of the Golden Rune, Part 4: Cagliostro Mystery"
unnamed 1802 "Goldhand" A governor in Bengali is mentioned
unnamed 1810-1811 "Revenge of the Pirate Queen" Morristown is said to have a general governor
unnamed 1811 "The Hidden Valley" A male British general governor in Moribar is mentioned
sir Cedric Pagett 1826 "Pirates of the Yellow Snake" Deposed when it turned out that he was working with pirates.
Lord Flimsey 1827 "The Mysterious Cave, Part Two: Ch'Gaan's Curse" Got involved in the illegal slavetrade.
sir William G. Loder 1800s (1830?) "Kingdom of the Pirates" Deposed when it turned out that he was working with pirates.
unnamed 1858 "The Elephant Sect" A British governor rules Bengali from Morristown as part of British East Africa
sir Stamford Bridges 1868 "The Slave's Railway" Built a railway with slaves, accidentily shot his own son when discovered.
unnamed (mentioned only) 1870 "Son of the Pirate Queen" Put a price on the head of Kate Sommerset and her crew.
sir Lionel Fernwhistle before Hawkwood "The Governor and Scarface" After his service period, he complained at his successor Hawkwood and was murdered.
Lord Hawkwood 1880s "The Governor and Scarface" Cooperated with the pirate Scarface who killed him when exposed.
unnamed 1887 "The Orient Express, Part 2" Gave the steam train model to Mr Walker on behalf of Queen Victoria.
unnamed 1889 "Son of the Pirate Queen" The new governor granted an amnesty to all freebooters and pirates.
unnamed 1920s "The Triads, Part 1: Deadly Cargo"