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Knight, R. J. B.

Overview
Works: 40 works in 113 publications in 2 languages and 2,095 library holdings
Genres: History  Naval history  Biography  Sources  Catalogs  Archives  Bibliography‡vCatalogs  Military history  Biographies  Pictorial works 
Roles: Author, Editor, Composer
Classifications: DA87.1.N4, 940.2745092
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by R. J. B Knight
The pursuit of victory : the life and achievement of Horatio Nelson by R. J. B Knight( Book )

20 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 993 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"By the time of his death on board HMS Victory in 1805, Horatio Nelson had become the most famous Englishman in the world, hailed as a hero and saviour of the nation. But who lies beneath the romantic legend?" "Roger Knight's new biography reveals Nelson as never before. Drawing on a mass of documents ranging from private letters to ships' logs and new material from the National Archives, he gives us the fullest and most accurate picture yet of an extraordinary, complex figure. He traces the progress of a Norfolk parson's son who boarded his first ship, the Raisonable, at the age of twelve, through his youth as a difficult and ambitious naval subordinate, his rise to admiral, viscount and the most renowned celebrity of the ages and his triumphs at the battles of the Nile, Copenhagen and finally Trafalgar." "Knight delves into the complexities of Nelson's marriage and his relationship with Emma Hamilton, creates sparkling portraits of the great figures of the day, but above all shows Nelson as a professional seaman and an inspired leader, who engendered unfailing loyalty in his officers and the ordinary men who sailed and fought with him. Bringing alive the sights and sounds of naval warfare, he conveys the perils of commanding a fleet and fighting at sea: a nerveless, precisely coordinated and disciplined performance involving hundreds of men."--BOOK JACKET
Britain against Napoleon : the organization of victory, 1793-1815 by R. J. B Knight( Book )

8 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 269 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This title explains how the British state successfully organised itself to overcome Napoleon - and how close it came to defeat
Guide to the manuscripts in the National Maritime Museum by National Maritime Museum (Great Britain)( Book )

in English and held by 186 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Volume two describes the business records, public records and artificial collections held by the Museum. Contains a cumulated index to both volumes
Sustaining the fleet, 1793-1815 : war, the British Navy and the contractor state by R. J. B Knight( Book )

8 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 82 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Provisioning the fleet, and the army overseas, during the French Wars of 1793-1815 was a major undertaking. This book explains how the Victualling Board in London handled this enormous task, focusing in particular on contractors - that is the merchants and brokers, who provided a vast range of commodities including flour and biscuit, salt beef and pork, as well as huge quantities of fresh water and coal, and every other item needed. It shows how these merchants could be large or small concerns, and provides detailed case studies of different kinds of contractors, including examples of contractors based both in Britain and in the navy's overseas bases. The book demonstrates how, overall, the contracting system represented the mobilisation of a substantial part of the British economy for war; how the performance of contracting was effective, with little or no corruption; and how the contractors took considerable financial risks and made only reasonable margins. It assesses the performance of the Victualling Board, arguing that this was good, and that the problem in the major area of weakness - accounting - was quickly addressed following a major crisis in 1808-09. It concludes that this was "an impressive performance" by the state, but that the overwhelming advantage was the resilience of the market, and that it was "upon the success of the contractors that the war at sea was won." For most of his career, ROGER KNIGHT was on the staff of the National Maritime Museum, leaving as Deputy Director in 2000. Since then he has taught at the Greenwich Maritime Institute at the University of Greenwich, where he is currently Visiting Professor of Naval History. MARTIN WILCOX completed a doctorate in maritime history at the University of Hull, and has been employed as postdoctoral research fellow at Greenwich Maritime Institute since 2006
The journal of Daniel Paine, 1794-1797, together with documents illustrating the beginning of government boat-building and timber-gathering in New South Wales, 1795-1805 by Daniel Paine( Book )

5 editions published in 1983 in English and Undetermined and held by 81 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shipbuilding timber for the British Navy : parliamentary papers, 1729-1792 : a facsimile reproduction( Book )

2 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

William IV : a king at sea by R. J. B Knight( Book )

5 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

William IV, 'the Sailor King', is best known for his naval career and for living for twenty years with the actress Mrs Jordan, with whom he had ten children. But Knight's book shows that William was pretty much a disaster in whatever field he found himself
Portsmouth dockyard papers, 1774-1783 : the American War, a calendar by R. J. B Knight( Book )

3 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nelson, navy & nation : the Royal Navy & the British people 1688-1815( Book )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Nelson, Navy & Nation explores the Royal Navy's relationship with Britain from the Glorious Revolution to the Napoleonic Wars. The book encompasses the realities of naval life in this period; the navy's connection to society; culture and national identity; and the story of Nelson's life and career. It brings together a distinguished panel of leading historians including Roger Knight, Andrew Lambert, Brian Lavery, N.A.M. Rodger and Dan Snow. Together, they give a fascinating contextual overview, from the terrifying realities of battle in the age of sail to the lives of ordinary people ashore who celebrated the navy's achievements. It places the extraordinary achievements of Horatio Nelson within a wider context that makes sense of his dazzling celebrity. In so doing, it reveals that the story of the Royal Navy and Nelson is also the story of the fears and ambitions of the British people. Beautifully illustrated throughout from the world-leading collections of the National Maritime Museum, the book combines accessible narrative history for the general reader with superb visual appeal. It is an ideal companion to the Museum's new permanent 'Nelson, Navy, Nation' gallery, which opened in October 2013"--Publisher description
Guide to the manuscripts in the National Maritime Museum by National Maritime Museum (U.S.)( Book )

9 editions published in 1977 in English and German and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Guide to the manuscripts in the National Maritime Museum by National Maritime Museum (Great Britain)( Book )

7 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Industrial markets : a framework for geographical industrial linkage studies by R. J. B Knight( Book )

2 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Royal dockyards in England at the time of the American War of Independence by R. J. B Knight( )

5 editions published in 1972 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Guide to the manuscripts in the National Maritime Museum( Book )

in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Radioisotopes : a collection of articles which describe briefly some applications of the Commission's radioisotope research and production by James N Gregory( Book )

1 edition published in 1977 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Windows to yesterday : a selection of properties from the Hamilton district( Book )

1 edition published in 1988 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Guide to the manuscripts in the National Maritime Museum by National Maritime Museum (Gran Bretaña)( Book )

3 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

British Naval documents, 1204-1960( Book )

2 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The personal collections : R.J.B. Knight [Hrsg.]( Book )

1 edition published in 1977 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Millimetre wave brightness temperature predictions for Mauna Kea, Hawaii by R. J. B Knight( Book )

2 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The pursuit of victory : the life and achievement of Horatio Nelson
Alternative Names
Knight, R. J.

Knight, R. J. B.

Knight, R. J. B. 1944-

Knight, Roger

Knight, Roger J.B

Knight, Roger John Beckett 1944-

Knight, Roger (Roger J. B.)

R. J. B. Knight britischer Marinehistoriker

R. J. B. Knight Brits militair historicus

Roger John Beckett Knight

Languages
English (87)

German (1)

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Sustaining the fleet, 1793-1815 : war, the British Navy and the contractor state