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Beamish, North Ludlow 1797-1872

Overview
Works: 61 works in 210 publications in 2 languages and 2,119 library holdings
Genres: History  Military history  Sources  Legends 
Roles: Author, Translator, Composer
Classifications: E105, 973.1
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Most widely held works by North Ludlow Beamish
The Norse discovery of America : a compilation in extensó of all the sagas, manuscripts, and inscriptive memorials relating to the finding and settlement of the New world in the eleventh century. by Arthur Middleton Reeves( Book )

28 editions published between 1905 and 2010 in English and held by 525 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This work brings together for the first time the interpretation of the best authorities respecting the evidences, historical, archaeologic, inscriptive, and deductive, of Norse discovery, occupation, and colonization of America five centuries before the time of Columbus. The subject, though it has engaged in a general way the attention of historians for a long time, has only within recent years been brought into great prominence by a serious study of the Saga writers of Iceland and Scandinavia. The beginning of this interest dates from 1837 in which year was published, by the Royal Danish Society of Northern Antiquaries, a large quarto volume of old Icelandic documents, in which the proofs were set forth that the discovery credited to Columbus was anticipated by sea-roving Norsemen five hundred years earlier. This great work was edited by Prof. C.C. Rafn, founder of the Royal Danish Society, and was the result of painstaking labor and expensive research by that very distinguished antiquarian."--Back cover
The discovery of America by the Northmen, in the tenth century : with notices of the early settlements of the Irish in the western hemisphere by North Ludlow Beamish( Book )

35 editions published between 1841 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 347 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

History of the king's German legion by North Ludlow Beamish( Book )

16 editions published between 1832 and 2012 in English and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This two-volume work, published between 1832 and 1837 by the officer and antiquary North Ludlow Beamish (1797-1872), is the definitive account of what was effectively the Hanoverian army in exile. With their country overrun by Napoleon in 1803, thousands of officers and men made their way to England to form the King's German Legion (KGL), which consisted of several regiments of cavalry and infantry, as well as artillery and engineers. The KGL was a superb fighting force that saw widespread service as part of the British Army from 1804 until 1815. It provided Wellington with arguably his finest cavalry during the Peninsular War and Waterloo Campaign. Based upon eyewitness accounts and written records of the KGL's officers and men, this work remains of enduring value to military historians. Volume 1 traces the legion's progress from its formation in 1803 through to May 1811
Voyages of the Northmen to America. Including extracts from Icelandic sagas relating to western voyages by Northmen in the tenth and eleventh centuries by Edmund F Slafter( Book )

4 editions published in 1966 in English and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Geschichte der Königlich Deutschen Legion by North Ludlow Beamish( Book )

6 editions published between 1832 and 1906 in German and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Remedy for the impending scarcity : suggested by a visit to the Kilkerrin Estate of the Irish Waste Land Improvement Society by North Ludlow Beamish( Book )

5 editions published in 1846 in English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Visit to the Gleneask Estate of the Irish Waste Land Improvement Society by North Ludlow Beamish( Book )

6 editions published in 1844 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On the uses and application of cavalry in war from the text of Bismark : with practical examples selected from antient and modern history by Friedrich Wilhelm Bismark( Book )

4 editions published in 1855 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Voyages of the Northmen to America by Edmund F Slafter( Book )

3 editions published between 1965 and 1967 in English and Undetermined and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Peace campaigns of a cornet. : ... In three volumes by North Ludlow Beamish( Book )

2 editions published in 1829 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Geschichte der königlich Deutschen Legion : Mit 5 Schlachtplanen, einer Lithographie und mehren Tabellen by North Ludlow Beamish( Book )

5 editions published between 1837 and 1906 in German and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Geschichte der königlich deutschen Legion by North Ludlow Beamish( Book )

in German and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Voyages of the Northmen to America. Including extracts from Icelandic sagas relating to western voyages by Northmen in the tenth and eleventh centuries, in an English translation by Edmund F Slafter( Book )

2 editions published in 1967 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mit 5 Schlachtplänen, einer Lithographie und mehren [sic] Tabellen by North Ludlow Beamish( Book )

1 edition published in 1837 in German and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Peace campaigns of a cornet. by North Ludlow Beamish( Book )

2 editions published in 1829 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Peace campaigns of a cornet by North Ludlow Beamish( )

2 editions published in 1829 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

History of the King's German Legion by North Ludlow Beamish( )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

History of the King's German Legion by North Ludlow Beamish( )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ludlow Beamish's famous history of the K.G.L. is undoubtedly one of the rarest and most sought-after contemporary studies of the Napoleonic Wars. Much praised by Sir Charles Oman as 'a valuable and conscientious' history, it was largely compiled from eye-witness accounts of serving soldiers. The Legion played a major part in the British Army in the Peninsula and this special edition is a vital addition to the library of all serious students of the Napoleonic Wars. One of the most unusual, as well as the most heroic and distinguished Allied units in the Napoleonic Wars was the King's German Legion (KGL). Originally composed of German volunteers from King George III's Hanoverian domain, and founded out of Royal outrage at France's occupation of Hanover in 1803, the KGL, according to David Chandler, doyen of Napoleonic military historians 'was without a doubt amongst the very best troops commanded by Wellington in the Peninsula and at Waterloo'. The KGL was a mini-army in its own right, comprising infantry, cavalry and artillery... Volume 2 opens with the sieges of Badajoz and Cieudad Roderigo and the great battle of Salamanca which broke the back of the French in Spain. As Wellington rolled the enemy up to the Pyrenees, the KGL were also present at the battle of Vittoria. Meanwhile the KGL were also operating against Marshal Davout in the north of their native Germany. The Allied pressure caused Napoelon to abdicate and retire to Elba in 1814. The book's final chapter deals with the Waterloo campaign in which the KGL played a heroic part in holding the strategically vital La Haye Sainte Farm in front of the British line, against furious French assaults
 
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The Norse discovery of America : a compilation in extensó of all the sagas, manuscripts, and inscriptive memorials relating to the finding and settlement of the New world in the eleventh century.
Alternative Names
B, N. L. 1797-1872

B., N. L. (North Ludlow Beamish), 1797-1872

Beamish, N. Ludlow.

Beamish, N. Ludlow 1797-1872

Beamish, North L.

Beamish, North L. 1797-1872

Ludlow Beamish, North.

Ludlow Beamish, North 1797-1872

N. L. B.

N. L. B 1797-1872

N. L. B. (North Ludlow Beamish), 1797-1872

North Ludlow Beamish Irish antiquarian

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Proprietor 1797-1872

Languages
English (126)

German (17)

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