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Gleig, G. R. (George Robert) 1796-1888

Overview
Works: 486 works in 1,231 publications in 4 languages and 7,121 library holdings
Genres: History  Personal narratives  Biography  Military history  Personal narratives‡vBritish  Records and correspondence  Fiction  Juvenile works  Sources  Personal narratives‡vEnglish 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Composer, Translator
Classifications: E355.6, 973.523
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Most widely held works by G. R Gleig
A narrative of the campaigns of the British army at Washington and New Orleans, under Generals Ross, Pakenham, and Lambert, in the years 1814 and 1815 : with some account of the countries visited by G. R Gleig( Book )

36 editions published between 1821 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 338 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An officer, who is presumed to be George Robert Gleig, offers these first-hand accounts of British Army's role at Washington and New Orleans
The campaigns of the British army at Washington and New Orleans, in the years 1814-1815 by G. R Gleig( Book )

32 editions published between 1827 and 2010 in English and held by 273 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tactless and ambitious, George Robert Gleig was perhaps a strange choice for an army chaplain; however, his enthusiasm for army life was clear and as an annalist of military manoeuvres he proved both insightful and popular. First published in 1821, just six years after he had witnessed the British campaigns in Washington and New Orleans, Gleig's volume presented readers with a vivid chronicle of conflicts that had unfolded thousands of miles from their own cosy parlours and drawing rooms. Just as his own itinerary had moved him rapidly from one iconic landmark to the next, so too does the pace of his written narrative progress. From Bermuda to the Blue Mountains and on to New Orleans, this account provides a glimpse of the impressions, sentiments and attitudes fostered among the young men who fought some of the most influential battles in British and American history
The life of Arthur, Duke of Wellington by G. R Gleig( Book )

59 editions published between 1864 and 2010 in English and held by 263 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Story of the battle of Waterloo by G. R Gleig( Book )

41 editions published between 1847 and 2012 in English and held by 186 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Memoirs of the life of the Right Hon. Warren Hastings, first governor-general of Bengal by Warren Hastings( Book )

20 editions published between 1841 and 2016 in English and French and held by 180 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The subaltern: a chronicle of the Peninsular War by G. R Gleig( Book )

51 editions published between 1825 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 175 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The life of Robert, first lord Clive by G. R Gleig( Book )

24 editions published between 1848 and 1960 in English and held by 174 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A narrative of the campaigns of the British army at Washington, Baltimore, and New Orleans Under Generals Ross, Pakenham, and Lambert, in the years 1814 and 1815; with some account of the countries visited by G. R Gleig( Book )

19 editions published between 1821 and 1983 in English and Undetermined and held by 173 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The life of the duke of Wellington by G. R Gleig( Book )

25 editions published between 1864 and 1955 in English and held by 143 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The history of the Bible by G. R Gleig( Book )

27 editions published between 1830 and 1865 in English and held by 123 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Personal reminiscences of the first Duke of Wellington, with sketches of some of his guests and contemporaries by G. R Gleig( Book )

17 editions published in 1904 in English and held by 106 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sale's brigade in Afghanistan, with an account of the seisure and defence of Jellalabad by G. R Gleig( Book )

18 editions published between 1846 and 2016 in English and held by 104 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lille men detaljeret bog om Sales brigade, 13th Queens og 35th Bengal Native Infantrys kampe ved Kabul, Jellalabad (Jallalabad) under Afghanistankrigen 1839-1842
The life of Major-General Sir Thomas Munro, bart. and K.C.B., late governor of Madras by G. R Gleig( Book )

19 editions published between 1830 and 1831 in English and held by 99 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A subaltern in America; comprising the narrative of the campaigns of the British army, at Baltimore, Washington, &c., &c., during the late war by G. R Gleig( Book )

8 editions published between 1833 and 2016 in English and held by 65 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Chelsea pensioners by G. R Gleig( Book )

9 editions published between 1829 and 1978 in English and held by 61 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The light dragoon by G. R Gleig( Book )

30 editions published between 1844 and 2016 in English and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This ebook is purpose built and is proof-read and re-type set from the original to provide an outstanding experience of reflowing text for an ebook reader. The Reverend George R. Gleig was a prolific writer of the military history of his own period and his near past, he was also well qualified to do so as a former Ensign in the 85th Regiment, the Chaplain General to H.M. forces and a friendship with the Duke of Wellington. In his capacity at the Royal Chelsea Hospital, he would have been surrounded by any number of former soldiers who campaigned under the Iron Duke and other British generals. Of these many men with stories to tell, Gleig pushed a number forward for publication, such as this book "The Light Dragoon" which he edited into its present form from the recollections of George Farmer. Farmer's recollections are earthy, vivid and detailed, and valuable from a historical stand-point as they are written by an ex-ranker of the cavalry. His adventures take him from Ireland in when he enlisted in the 11th Light Dragoons, taking him far from his home to the Peninsular, on the Waterloo campaign and to India. Although not written at the time, or following notes at the times of the events that he describes, Farmer's memory and story-telling seem undimmed by the passage of time
The country curate by G. R Gleig( Book )

16 editions published between 1830 and 1978 in English and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The country curate by G. R Gleig( Book )

7 editions published in 1830 in English and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Allan Breck by G. R Gleig( Book )

6 editions published between 1834 and 1978 in English and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The campaigns of the British army at Washington and New Orleans by G. R Gleig( Book )

3 editions published between 1972 and 2007 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Sale's brigade in Afghanistan, with an account of the seisure and defence of Jellalabad
Alternative Names
Author of The country curate 1796-1888

Author of The subaltern 1796-1888

Country curate, Author of the 1796-1888

George Gleig

George Gleig Brits schrijver (1796-1888)

George Robert Gleig Schriftsteller und Soldat

Gleic, C.R.

Gleig, G. R.

Gleig, G.R. 1796-1888

Gleig, George Robert 1796-1888

Officer who served in the expeditions

Subaltern, Author of the 1796-1888

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The campaigns of the British army at Washington and New Orleans, in the years 1814-1815The life of Arthur, Duke of WellingtonStory of the battle of WaterlooSale's brigade in Afghanistan, with an account of the seisure and defence of JellalabadThe campaigns of the British army at Washington and New OrleansThe subaltern : the diaries of George Greig during the Peninsular War