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Knight, R. J. B.

Overview
Works: 41 works in 109 publications in 3 languages and 2,080 library holdings
Genres: History  Naval history  Biography  Sources  Catalogs  Archives  Bibliography‡vCatalogs  Military history 
Roles: Author, Editor, Composer
Classifications: DA87.1.N4, 940.2745092
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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 )

19 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,012 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Horatio Nelson was a shrewd political operator who charmed and impressed political leaders. He was a difficult subordinate, only happy when completely in command, and capable of great ruthlessness. This biography takes a look at Nelson's status as a hero, explaining how Nelson achieved such extraordinary success
Britain against Napoleon : the organization of victory, 1793-1815 by R. J. B Knight( Book )

7 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 242 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"From Roger Knight, established by the multi-award winning The Pursuit of Victory as 'an authority ...none of his rivals can match' (N.A.M. Rodger), Britain Against Napoleon is the first book to explain how the British state successfully organised itself to overcome Napoleon - and how very close it came to defeat. For more than twenty years after 1793, the French army was supreme in continental Europe. How was it that despite multiple changes of government and the assassination of a Prime Minister, Britain survived and eventually won a generation-long war against a regime which at its peak in 1807 commanded many times the resources and manpower? This book looks beyond the familiar exploits (and bravery) of the army and navy during the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars. It shows the degree to which, because of the magnitude and intensity of hostilities, the capacities of the whole British population were involved: industrialists, farmers, shipbuilders, gunsmiths and gunpowder manufacturers. The intelligence war was also central; but no participants were more important, Knight argues, than the bankers and international traders of the City of London, without whom the armies of Britain's allies could not have taken the field. Roger Knight was Deputy Director of the National Maritime Museum until 2000, and now teaches at the Greenwich Maritime Institute at the University of Greenwich. In 2005 he published, with Allen Lane/Penguin, The Pursuit of Victory: the life and achievement of Horatio Nelson, which won the Duke of Westminster's Medal for Military History, the Mountbatten Award and the Anderson Medal of the Society for Nautical Research. The present book is a culmination of his life-long interest in the workings of the late eighteenth-century British state. "Superb". (Spectator)"--Publisher's description
Guide to the manuscripts in the National Maritime Museum by National Maritime Museum (Great Britain)( Book )

in English and held by 187 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
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 )

4 editions published in 1983 in English and Undetermined and held by 83 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 79 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
Shipbuilding timber for the British Navy : parliamentary papers, 1729-1792 : a facsimile reproduction( Book )

2 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 64 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Portsmouth dockyard papers, 1774-1783 : the American War, a calendar by R. J. B Knight( Book )

2 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

9 editions published in 1977 in English and German and held by 49 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 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

3 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 46 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
Guide to the manuscripts in the National Maritime Museum by National Maritime Museum (Great Britain)( Book )

6 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

L'amiral Nelson by Roger Knight( Book )

2 editions published in 2015 in French and held by 27 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

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

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

British Naval documents, 1204-1960( Book )

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

Public records, business records and artificial collections : R.J.B. Knight [Hrsg.]( Book )

1 edition published in 1980 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 (79)

French (2)

German (1)

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