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Fortescue, J. W. (John William) Sir 1859-1933

Overview
Works: 360 works in 1,248 publications in 3 languages and 10,263 library holdings
Genres: History  Military history  Biography  Sources  Records and correspondence  Personal narratives‡vFrench  Juvenile works  Fiction  Folklore  Naval history 
Roles: Author, Editor, Translator, Composer, Author of introduction
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Calendar of state papers / Colonial series : preserved in the State Paper Department of Her Majesty's Public Record Office( )

9 editions published between 1904 and 2005 in English and held by 1,040 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Calendar of state papers / Colonial series : preserved in the State Paper Department of Her Majesty's Public Record Office by Great Britain( )

7 editions published between 1905 and 2005 in English and held by 1,037 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A history of the British army by J. W Fortescue( Book )

78 editions published between 1899 and 2004 in English and held by 614 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Calendar of state papers, Colonial series by Great Britain( Book )

39 editions published between 1860 and 2005 in English and held by 611 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wellington by J. W Fortescue( Book )

20 editions published between 1925 and 1961 in English and Undetermined and held by 603 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wellington's military career can be divided roughly into three main phases. First, his command in India and his brilliant conduct of the Mahratta compaign; then the long war of attrition in the Iberian peninsular; and finally the campaign leading to Napoleon's defeat at Waterloo."--Taken from book jacket flap
Marlborough by J. W Fortescue( Book )

28 editions published between 1932 and 1939 in 3 languages and held by 377 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A masterpiece of military history, this is the concise biography of arguably England's greatest General by arguably Britain's greatest military historian. Fortescue's Marlborough is less of a hagiography than the huge two volume biography by Marlborough's great descandent, Winston Churchill, but is a marvellous read for all that. Briskly taking in the story of the political machinations in Britain which often bedevilled the Duke's brilliance in battle, Fortescue's focus is firmly on the field of conflict. His accounts of the Duke's four great victories, Blenheim, Ramillies, Oudenarde and Malplaquet, as well as his sieges and lesser actions, is magnificent. A master of military history writing about a master of the art of war itself: this book, like Marlborough himself, cannot be beaten
The correspondence of King George the Third from 1760 to December 1783, printed from the original papers in the royal archives at Windsor Castle by George( Book )

3 editions published in 1927 in English and held by 351 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dundonald by J. W Fortescue( Book )

18 editions published between 1895 and 2010 in English and held by 264 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Biography of Lord Thomas Cochrane (1775-1860), a Scotsman who became a Captain in the British navy, and who (after political troubles with the Royal Navy and Parliament), accepted positions as Admiral in Chile and Brazil and later in Greece. Upon his father's death, he became the 10th Earl of Dundonald and (receiving a full pardon from the Royal Navy) was " ... gazetted a Rear-Admiral of the Fleet."
The story of a red-deer by J. W Fortescue( Book )

48 editions published between 1897 and 2010 in English and held by 256 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A story of a young deer and the treacherous life he leads in the forest
Military history; lectures delivered at Trinity college, Cambridge by J. W Fortescue( Book )

10 editions published between 1914 and 2011 in English and held by 236 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Originally delivered as a series of lectures at Trinity College, Cambridge, Military History is an important work for any student of the military and warfare, acclaimed writer J.W. Fortescue argues that the rise and fall of civilizations has nothing to do with peace, societies, or commerce, but rather with the subjugation of inferior nations by superior nations, achieved by moral force, which develops through self-discipline and self-sacrifice
The campaign of Waterloo by J. W Fortescue( )

12 editions published between 1987 and 2016 in English and held by 227 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The county lieutenancies and the army, 1803-1814 by J. W Fortescue( )

9 editions published between 1909 and 2012 in English and held by 218 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The author of this book needs no introduction as the one who wrote the monumental History of the British Army which to this day remains one of the greatest masterpieces in the field of military history. It covers a period of great crisis in Britain's history, the threat posed by Napoleon and is an account of recruiting in the Army during this period with all its difficulties and problems. In preparing this book the author draws on all the official records, returns, journals he can trace an
The writing of history by J. W Fortescue( Book )

9 editions published in 1926 in English and held by 202 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

British statesmen of the great war, 1793-1814 : the Ford lectures for 1911 by J. W Fortescue( Book )

10 editions published between 1911 and 2018 in English and held by 202 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The correspondence of King George the Third from 1760 to December 1783, printed from the original papers in the Royal Archives at Windsor Castle; arranged and edited by Sir John Fortescue by George( Book )

12 editions published between 1777 and 1967 in English and held by 186 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Famous British Generals by Barrett Parker( Book )

3 editions published in 1951 in English and held by 138 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

British statesmen of the great war 1793-1814 by J. W Fortescue( )

8 editions published between 1911 and 2015 in English and held by 131 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Britain's war against Revolutionary and Napoleonic France is the topic of this panoramic 1911 work of history. The author's thumbnail portraits of George III, William Pitt, Henry Dundas, Edmund Burke, William Grenville, the Duke of York, George Canning, and others have been praised for their insight and use of the telling personal detail. At the time, this was considered the most controversial installment of the Ford Lectures
The War of Independence : the British Army in North America, 1775-1783 by J. W Fortescue( Book )

4 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 130 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Six British soldiers by J. W Fortescue( Book )

9 editions published in 1928 in English and Undetermined and held by 125 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Memoirs of Sergeant Bourgogne, 1812-1813 by Adrien-Jean-Baptiste-François Bourgogne( Book )

8 editions published between 1926 and 1940 in English and held by 115 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The War of Independence : the British Army in North America, 1775-1783
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The story of a red-deerThe county lieutenancies and the army, 1803-1814The War of Independence : the British Army in North America, 1775-1783
Alternative Names
Fortescue, J. W. 1859-1933

Fortescue John

Fortescue John 1859-1933

Fortescue, John 1859-1933 Sir

Fortescue, John W.

Fortescue, John William.

Fortescue, John William 1859-1933

Fortescue, John William 1859-1933 Sir

Fortescue, John William, Sir, 1859-1933

John Fortescue Brits historicus (1859-1933)

John William Fortescue

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Languages
English (359)

Chinese (1)

Danish (1)