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Royle, Trevor

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Crimea : the Great Crimean War, 1854-1856 by Trevor Royle( Book )

26 editions published between 1999 and 2010 in English and held by 1,358 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Using primary military dispatches, gives an in-depth account of the Crimean War, remarking on the war's military tactics, brutal nature, and significant impact on modern warfare
Lancaster against York : the Wars of the Roses and the foundation of modern Britain by Trevor Royle( Book )

7 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in English and held by 575 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this sweeping history, Trevor Royle details one of the bloodiest episodes in British history. The prize was the crown of England, and the players were the rival houses of Lancaster and York. The dynastic quarrel threatened the collapse of the monarchy as a succession of weak rulers failed to deal with an overzealous aristocracy, plunging England into a series of violent encounters. The bloody battles and political intrigue between the rival heirs of King Edward III brought forth one of the most dynamic ruling families of England--the Tudors
Culloden : Scotland's Last Battle and the Forging of the British Empire by Trevor Royle( Book )

8 editions published between 2015 and 2017 in English and held by 522 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A vigorous, authoritative history of the last major battle fought between Scottish and English forces, resulting in the formation of the bedrock of the British Empire. The Battle of Culloden in 1746 has gone down in history as the last major battle fought on British soil: a vicious confrontation between the English Royal Army and the Scottish forces supporting the Stuart claim to the throne. But this wasn't just a conflict between the Scots and the English: the battle was also part of a much larger campaign to protect the British Isles from the growing threat of a French invasion. In Trevor Royle's vivid and evocative narrative, we are drawn into the ranks, on both sides, alongside doomed Jacobites fighting fellow Scots dressed in the red coats of the Duke of Cumberland's Royal Army. And we meet the Duke himself, a skilled warrior who would gain notoriety because of the reprisals on Highland clans in the battle's aftermath. Royle also takes us beyond the battle as the Royal Army, galvanized by its success at Culloden, expands dramatically and start to fight campaigns overseas in America and India in order to secure British interests. Culloden changed the course of British history--by ending all hope of the Stuarts reclaiming the throne and cementing Hanoverian rule to form the bedrock for the creation of the British Empire. Royle's lively and provocative history looks afresh at the period and unveils its true significance, not only as the end of a struggle for the throne but the beginning of a new global power."--Jacket
A dictionary of military quotations by Trevor Royle( Book )

12 editions published between 1989 and 1996 in English and held by 517 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Isn't all this bloody? : Scottish writing from the First World War by Trevor Royle( )

6 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 473 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As in the rest of Britain, the outbreak of hostilities in 1914 was met in Scotland with excitement and relief. In the field of literature too, the initial response was positive. Kailyard fiction and the Celtic Twilight were left behind as artless verses, patriotic articles and short stories flooded into print. But as the war progressed things changed and a more complex picture emerged - the patriotism and braggadocio was counterpointed by writers who saw the futility and horror of war. In this book, acclaimed military historian Trevor Royle introduces a huge range of literary material - i
The British Civil War : the wars of the three kingdoms, 1638-1660 by Trevor Royle( Book )

5 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 452 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Letters from the Crimea : writing home, a Dundee doctor by David Greig( )

2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 378 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"[This book contains] ... letters from a young Dundee surgeon who had volunteered to serve with the British Army during the Crimean War 1854-1856 ... There is very little about the much-documented chaos of the campaign and the misery in the British Military Hospital in Constantinople. Instead we have this young doctor's first-hand ... comments on the events that took place around him"--Preface
Companion to Scottish literature by Trevor Royle( Book )

7 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 336 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Kitchener enigma by Trevor Royle( Book )

12 editions published between 1985 and 2016 in English and held by 324 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Horatio Herbert Kitchener (1850-1916), britisk feltmarskal, erobrede Sudan, øverstkommanderende under Boerkrigen og ikke mindst krigsminister i begyndelsen af 1. Verdenskrig, hvor han i 1914-1916 organiserede hærstyrker i en målestok, der indtil da havde været uden fortilfælde
The Macmillan companion to Scottish literature by Trevor Royle( Book )

22 editions published between 1983 and 1985 in English and held by 320 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The last days of the Raj by Trevor Royle( Book )

14 editions published between 1989 and 2002 in English and held by 318 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Montgomery : lessons in leadership from the soldier's general by Trevor Royle( Book )

7 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 281 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The unique leadership and lasting legacy of the greatest British army commander of the Second World War"--
Precipitous city : the story of literary Edinburgh by Trevor Royle( )

7 editions published in 1980 in English and Undetermined and held by 259 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Edinburgh is one of the most beautiful of the world's cities, a place of splendor whose craggy skyline brings together two entirely different worlds. To the south of its main thoroughfare, Princes Street, the Castle with the towering medieval tenements and spires of the old town within its protection; to the north, the cool elegance of Georgian architecture blessed by the Smile of Reason: it is a city of bewildering contrasts. It was with good reason that Edinburgh's writers proclaimed their native city with wit and gusto. Robert Burns addressed it heroically as "Scotia's Darling Seat," Sir Walter Scott, with his eye fixed firmly on the glorious past, held it for ever as his "own romantic town" and Robert Louis Stevenson, his mind sharpened by the pain of exile, called it, aptly enough, his "precipitous city."--Jacket flap
Winds of change : the end of empire in Africa by Trevor Royle( Book )

6 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and held by 242 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Combining historical narrative with the voices and memories of the people who lived through the period, this text examines the last days of British rule in Africa. It begins with the Gold Coast's race to freedom in 1957, and ends with the long conflict for Zimbabwe's independence in 1980
The best years of their lives : the National Service experience, 1945-63 by Trevor Royle( Book )

12 editions published between 1986 and 1997 in English and held by 238 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Civil War : the wars of the three kingdoms, 1638-1660 by Trevor Royle( Book )

11 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in English and held by 222 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This title provides a general history of the English Civil War, from its outbreak in 1639 to the last battle in 1659
A time of tyrants : Scotland and the Second World War by Trevor Royle( Book )

11 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 196 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this book acclaimed military historian Trevor Royle examines Scotland's role in the Second World War from a wide range of perspectives. Throughout the conflict the country's geographical position gave it great strategic importance for importing war matériel and reinforcements, for conducting naval and aerial operations against the enemy and for training regular and specialist SOE and commando forces. Scotland also became a social melting pot with the arrival of Polish and numerous European refugees, whose presence added to the communal mix and assisted post-war reconstruction. The role played by women was also essential to the war effort: for the first time they were conscripted and worked on the land, in forests and in munitions factories such as the huge Rolls-Royce complex at Hillington. In addition to the important military aspects--the exploits of the Army's renowned 15th Scottish, 51st Highland and 52nd Lowland Divisions in Europe and North Africa and the role played by the RAF and the Royal Navy from Scottish bases, for example--Scotland was also vital as an industrial powerhouse and acted as the nation's larder. Culture, too, flourished, with a new generation of poets supporting Hugh MacDiarmid's Scottish Renaissance movement, which promoted the aims of Scots as a literary language. At the end of the war the new sense of internationalism encouraged the creation of the Edinburgh International Festival, which encapsulated the optimism that a brave new world was emerging. The war had a huge impact on politics, with national centralization achieved through the Scottish Office and the Scottish Grand Committee under the able guidance of Secretary of State Tom Johnston, who launched numerous initiatives to help the war effort and to create jobs. With the emergence of the post-war Labour government and the welfare state, nationalism went into decline and the dominance of socialism, especially in the west, paved the way for the command politics which dominated Scotland for the rest of the century. Based on previously unseen archives in the National Archives of Scotland, A Time of Tyrants is the first comprehensive history of the unique part played by Scotland and the Scots in the global war to defeat Nazi Germany and Imperial Japan. -- Inside jacket flaps
Orde Wingate : irregular soldier by Trevor Royle( Book )

8 editions published between 1992 and 1998 in English and Undetermined and held by 192 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Like his equally famous kinsman Lawrence of Arabia, Orde Wingate was one of that select handful of military prodigies who influenced the development of modern warfare."--BOOK JACKET. "His Chindit campaigns in Burma helped to lay the foundations of victory in the Far East. Churchill called him 'a man of genius who might well have become also a man of destiny'. But Wingate died in an aircraft crash in 1944 and the official war historians blackened his reputation by denigrating the achievements of the Chindits."--BOOK JACKET. "This controversial new biography is based on previously unseen sources including those of the Special Operations Executive (SOE) which Wingate joined in 1940. It traces Wingate's development as a soldier and guerrilla leader in Palestine and Ethiopia and shows how his strict religious upbringing had a lasting effect on his military career."--BOOK JACKET
Death before dishonour : the true story of Fighting Mac by Trevor Royle( Book )

6 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 180 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The flowers of the forest : Scotland and the First World War by Trevor Royle( Book )

6 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in English and held by 160 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On the brink of the First World War, Scotland was regarded throughout the British Isles as 'the workshop of the Empire'. Not only were Clyde-built ships known the world over, Scotland produced half of Britain's total production of railway equipment, and the cotton and jute industries flourished in Paisley and Dundee. In addition, Scots were a hugely important source of manpower for the colonies. Yet after the war, Scotland became an industrial and financial backwater. Emigration increased as morale slumped in the face of economic stagnation and decline. The country had paid a disproportionately high price in casualties, a result of huge numbers of volunteers and the use of Scottish battalions as shock troops in the fighting on the Western Front and Gallipoli--young men whom the novelist Ian hay called 'the vanished generation'. There was a sudden crisis of national self-confidence, leading the poet Edwin Muir to suggest in 1927 that 'the Scots are a dying race'. In the book, Trevor Royle provides the first full account of how the war changed Scotland irrevocably by exploring a wide range of themes -- the overwhelming response to the call for volunteers; the performance of Scottish military formations in 1915 and 1916; the militarisation of the Scottish homeland; the resistance to war in Glasgow and the west of Scotland; the boom in the heavy industries and the strengthening of women's role in society following on from wartime employment. One of the historical ironies of the period is that a Scottish home rule bill had passed its second reading in May 1914 but failed to find sufficient support in the post-war years. -- Inside jacket flap
 
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Crimea : the Great Crimean War, 1854-1856
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Lancaster against York : the Wars of the Roses and the foundation of modern BritainThe British Civil War : the wars of the three kingdoms, 1638-1660The last days of the RajMontgomery : lessons in leadership from the soldier's generalWinds of change : the end of empire in AfricaThe best years of their lives : the National Service experience, 1945-63Civil War : the wars of the three kingdoms, 1638-1660A time of tyrants : Scotland and the Second World War