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Brackenbury, Henry 1837-1914

Overview
Works: 47 works in 128 publications in 3 languages and 936 library holdings
Genres: History  Military history  Biography  Handbooks and manuals  Biographies 
Roles: Author, Honoree, Composer
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Most widely held works about Henry Brackenbury
 
Most widely held works by Henry Brackenbury
The Ashanti War: a narrative by Henry Brackenbury( Book )

15 editions published in 1968 in English and held by 221 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The River Column; a narrative of the advance of the River Column of the Nile Expeditionary Force, and its return down the rapids by Henry Brackenbury( Book )

15 editions published between 1885 and 2015 in English and held by 87 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Ashanti war : a narrative prepared from the official documents by permission of Major-General Sir Garnet Wolseley by Henry Brackenbury by Henry Brackenbury( Book )

6 editions published in 1874 in English and held by 80 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fanti and Ashanti, three papers read on board the S.S. Ambriz on the voyage to the Gold Coast by Henry Brackenbury( Book )

13 editions published between 1873 and 2017 in English and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Some memories of my spare time by Henry Brackenbury( Book )

6 editions published between 1909 and 2010 in English and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The nearest guard; a history of Her Majesty's body guard of the Honourable Corps of Gentlemen-at-Arms, from their institution in 1509 to the year 1892 by Henry Brackenbury( Book )

6 editions published between 1892 and 1961 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Ashanti War : a narration prepared from the official documents by permission of Major-General Sir Garnet Wolseley by Henry Brackenbury( Book )

4 editions published in 1874 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Ashanti War : a narrative by Henry Brackenbury( Book )

2 editions published in 1874 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Nearest Guard. A history of Her Majesty's Body Guard of the Honourable Corps of Gentlemen-at-Arms, from their institution in 1509 to the year 1892. By Major H. Brackenbury. [With plates.] L.P by Royal Household (England)( Book )

6 editions published between 1892 and 1905 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Ashanti War by Henry Brackenbury( Book )

4 editions published between 1874 and 2013 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The tactics of the three arms as modified to meet the requirements of the present day" by Henry Brackenbury( Book )

3 editions published between 1873 and 1874 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The last campaign of Hanover : a lecture delivered at the Royal United Service Institution, on 1st April, 1870 ... by Henry Brackenbury( Book )

3 editions published between 1870 and 2016 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Les maréchaux de France; étude de leur conduite de la Guerre en 1870 by Henry Brackenbury( Book )

2 editions published in 1872 in French and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The last campaign of Hanover; a lecture by Henry Brackenbury( Book )

1 edition published in 1870 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The River Column by Henry Brackenbury( Book )

3 editions published between 1885 and 1993 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The thinking man's soldier : the life and career of General Sir Henry Brackenbury, 1837-1914 by Christopher Brice( Book )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sir Henry Brackenbury is a now largely forgotten but extremely important soldier, writer, and administrator of the late Victorian era. Born to a minor Lincolnshire landowning family of modest but comfortable means, and as the youngest son of a youngest son, it was always essential that Henry Brackenbury had a 'career'. Although initially studying for a career in the legal profession he was commissioned as a Lieutenant in the Royal Artillery in 1856. He saw active service during the Indian Mutiny, but after that he settled down into a series of administrative and teaching appointments within the Royal Artillery and as Professor of Military History at the Royal Military Academy Woolwich. Finding he had a considerable amount of spare time on his hands he was encouraged to write a history of the origins of artillery in Europe. With this he started an illustrious literary career which would see him produce five books alongside a large number of journal and newspaper articles. He worked for the National Aid Society on the continent during the Franco-Prussian War, and in 1872 he was asked by Garnet Wolseley to join his staff and accompany him to Ashantiland. This was the start of a long association as one of what would become known as the 'Wolseley Ring' that would see Brackenbury serve in Natal, Cyprus, Zululand and ultimately the Sudan where Brackenbury would lead the River Column and end the war by being promoted to Major-General. The reminder of his career saw him undertake three key administrative posts. Alongside the private papers in the public domain, the author has been granted unprecedented access to the private archives of the Brackenbury family and has viewed many letters of a more personal nature, and has been able to produce the first detailed biography of Sir Henry Brackenbury
The Ashanti War (1874) Volume 1 : a Narrative by Henry Brackenbury( )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Henry Brackenbury was a brilliant staff officer - one of the "Garnet Ring" that surrounded the famous General Sir Garnet Wolsey. This is a very serious and detailed two-volume account of the brief but bloody Ashanti campaign - containing a lot of background and logistics. The Ashanti War came about after the armies of the ambitious Ashanti Empire moved south, attacking coastal tribes in the Gold Coast under British protection. After naval forces had failed to deter them, a military expeditio
 
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Alternative Names
Brackenbury, Henry 1837-1914 Sir

Brackenbury, Henry, Sir, 1837-1914

Henry Brackenbury britischer General und Autor

Henry Brackenbury British Army general

Henry Brackenbury Brits officier (1837-1914)

Henry Brackenbury général britannique

ヘンリー・ブラッケンバリー将軍

Languages
English (97)

French (2)

German (1)