Lieutenant Colonel Sir Francis Edward Younghusband KCSI KCIE (1863-1942) was a British Army officer, explorer, and spiritual writer. He is remembered chiefly for his travels in the Far East and Central Asia - especially the 1904 British invasion of Tibet. He held positions including British commissioner to Tibet and President of the Royal Geographic Society. In 1886- 1887, on leave from his regiment, Younghusband made an expedition through Manchuria and in 1890, he transferred to the Indian Political Service. He served as a political officer on secondment from the British Army. In 1904, he received the title of Knight Commander of the Order of the Indian Empire. In 1906, he settled in Kashmir as the British representative before returning to Britain where he became an active member of many clubs and societies. In 1917, he received the superior title of Knight Commander of the Order of the Star of India. His works include: The Gleam: Being an Account of the Life of Nija Svabhava, pseud. (1920), Mother World (1924) and Life in the Stars (1927).