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Charnock, John 1756-1807

Overview
Works: 75 works in 247 publications in 2 languages and 2,222 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Portraits  History  Naval history 
Roles: Author
Classifications: AC1, 623.8
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Most widely held works by John Charnock
Biographical memoirs of Lord Viscount Nelson : with observations, critical and explanatory by John Charnock( Book )

47 editions published between 1806 and 2015 in English and held by 434 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Biographia navalis; or, Impartial memoirs of the lives and characters of officers of the navy of Great Britain, from the year 1660 to the present time; drawn from the most authentic sources, and disposed in a chronological arrangement by John Charnock( Book )

29 editions published between 1794 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 95 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

John Charnock (1756-1807) was a professional naval biographer and historian. After completing his studies at Trinity College, Oxford, he joined the Navy as a volunteer and began to research historical and contemporary naval affairs. This six-volume work, first published between 1794 and 1798, contains biographies of over two thousand post-captains and admirals who served in the Navy between 1660 and 1793. Charnock researched this monumental project using collections of historical naval biographies made available by his friend Captain William Locker, lieutenant-governor of Greenwich Hospital. He also drew on his own experiences and his contacts among serving officers to provide valuable insights into contemporary events. However, his sometimes uncritical approach to sources means his work is best consulted together with other evidence. The biographies are arranged by year of first appointment, and alphabetically within each year. Volume 4 contains biographies of officers appointed between 1709 and 1739
Biographical memoirs of Lord Viscount Nelson with observations critical and explanatory by John Charnock( )

4 editions published between 1806 and 1810 in English and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Loyalty, or, Invasion defeated : an historical tragedy in five acts by John Charnock( Book )

4 editions published in 1810 in English and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A letter on finance, and on national defence : addressed to those who are inclined to despond at the present posture of public affairs by John Charnock( Book )

11 editions published between 1798 and 2005 in English and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rights of a free people by John Charnock( Book )

11 editions published between 1792 and 2005 in English and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An history of marine architecture : including an enlarged and progressive view of the nautical regulations and naval history, both civil and military, of all nations, especially of Great Britain by John Charnock( Book )

14 editions published between 1800 and 1802 in English and Undetermined and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An history of marine architecture by John Charnock( )

1 edition published in 1800 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nelson's Leben by John Charnock( Book )

4 editions published in 1807 in German and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Marriage by John Charnock( Book )

5 editions published between 1908 and 1944 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Prospectus and specimen of an history of marine architecture ; ... by John Charnock( Book )

5 editions published in 1796 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Biographia navalis, or impartial memoirs of the lives and characters of officers of the navy of Great Britain, from the year 1660 to the present time .̤ : With portaits, and other engravings, by Bartolozzi & C by John Charnock( Book )

4 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The only word to describe this work is monumental. It is a record of the services of more than 2200 naval officers across a span of nearly 140 years, drawn from the most authentic sources (according to the title page) and disposed in a chronological arrangement. Sometimes only one or two lines constitute the entry, in other cases there are several pages (Earl St Vincent takes ten pages). They are set out on a year by year basis, and within each year the names are arranged alphabetically. Cha
Biographia Navalis by John Charnock( )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The only word to describe this work is monumental. It is a record of the services of more than 2200 naval officers across a span of nearly 140 years, drawn from the most authentic sources (according to the title page) and disposed in a chronological arrangement. Sometimes only one or two lines constitute the entry, in other cases there are several pages (Earl St Vincent takes ten pages). They are set out on a year by year basis, and within each year the names are arranged alphabetically. Cha
Biographia Navalis by John Charnock( )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The only word to describe this work is monumental. It is a record of the services of more than 2200 naval officers across a span of nearly 140 years, drawn from the most authentic sources (according to the title page) and disposed in a chronological arrangement. Sometimes only one or two lines constitute the entry, in other cases there are several pages (Earl St Vincent takes ten pages). They are set out on a year by year basis, and within each year the names are arranged alphabetically. Cha
 
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Biographia navalis; or, Impartial memoirs of the lives and characters of officers of the navy of Great Britain, from the year 1660 to the present time; drawn from the most authentic sources, and disposed in a chronological arrangement
Alternative Names
John Charnock biograaf uit Koninkrijk Groot-Brittannië (1756-1807)

John Charnock Charnock, John (1756–1807), naval biographer

John Charnock English naval biographer

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English (161)

German (4)

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