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Brooks, Richard 1949-

Works: 12 works in 44 publications in 2 languages and 957 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Military history  Naval history  Atlases  Maps  Genealogy  Sources 
Roles: Author
Classifications: VE57, 359.960941
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Most widely held works by Richard Brooks
The Royal Marines : 1664 to the present by Richard Brooks( Book )
7 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 174 libraries worldwide
The knight who saved England : William Marshal and the French invasion, 1217 by Richard Brooks( Book )
5 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 156 libraries worldwide
"In 1217 England was facing her darkest hour, with foreign troops pillaging the country and defeat close at hand. But, at the battle of Lincoln, the seventy-year-old William Marshal led his men to a victory that would secure the future of his nation. Earl of Pembroke, right-hand man to three kings and regent for a fourth, Marshal was one of the most celebrated men in Europe, yet is virtually unknown today, his impact and influence largely forgotten. In this vivid account, the author blends colourful contemporary source material with new insights to uncover the tale of this unheralded icon. He traces the rise of Marshal from penniless younger son to renowned knight, national hero and defender of the Magna Carta. What emerges is a fascinating story of a man negotiating the brutal realities of medieval warfare and the conflicting demands of chivalric ideals, and who against the odds defeated the joint French and rebel forces in arguably the most important battle in medieval English history--overshadowing even Agincourt"--Back cover
The long arm of empire : naval brigades from the Crimea to the Boxer Rebellion by Richard Brooks( Book )
5 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 123 libraries worldwide
Cassell's battlefields of Britain and Ireland by Richard Brooks( Book )
5 editions published in 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 118 libraries worldwide
Atlas of world military history by HarperCollins (Firm)( Map )
1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 97 libraries worldwide
Tracing your Royal Marine ancestors : a guide for family historians by Richard Brooks( Book )
3 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 72 libraries worldwide
Walcheren 1944 : storming Hitler's island fortress by Richard Brooks( Book )
4 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 41 libraries worldwide
2. Verdenskrig. De allieredes befrielse af den hollandske ø Walcheren og åbningen af floden Schelde betød, at den vigtige belgiske havneby Antwerpen hurtigt kunne erobres af de allierede. Antwerpen blev herefter anvendt som anløbshavn for skibe med allierede forsyninger
Solferino, 1859 : the battle that won Italy its independence by Richard Brooks( Book )
5 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 35 libraries worldwide
The battle of Solferino, fought during the Franco-Austrian War of 1859, was the largest European battle since Leipzig in 1813. In the presence of three crowned heads of state-- Napoleon III of France, Emperor Franz-Joseph of Austria, and Victor Emmanuel II of Piedmont-Sardinia (later the King of all Italy)-- the armies clashed together in a bitterly fought contest that would leave more than 40,000 dead. As a crucial climax to the Second Italian War of Independence, this title covers the build-up to the battle, including actions at Montebello, Palestro, and Magenta that led to the decisive moment of the campaign. Full-color, battle-scene artwork and detailed maps illustrate this comprehensive account of the commanders, armies, plans, and aftermath of one of the bloodiest battles of the period
Fred T. Jane : an eccentric visionary by Richard Brooks( Book )
3 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 30 libraries worldwide
Lewes and Evesham 1264-65 : Simon de Montfort and the Barons' War by Richard Brooks( Book )
4 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 20 libraries worldwide
At the crescendo of the Second Barons' War were the battles of Lewes and Evesham. It was an era of high drama and intrigue, as tensions between crown and aristocracy had boiled over and a civil war erupted that would shape the future of English government. In this detailed study, Richard Brooks unravels the remarkable events at the battles of Lewes and Evesham, revealing the unusually tactical nature of the fighting, in sharp contrast to most medieval conflicts which were habitually settled by burning and ravaging. At Lewes, Simon de Montfort, the powerful renegade leader of the Baronial fact
Naval Brigades by Richard Brooks( Book )
1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 3 libraries worldwide
Solferino 1859 : la battaglia con cui l'Italia ha conquistato l'indipendenza by Richard Brooks( Book )
1 edition published in 2013 in Italian and held by 2 libraries worldwide
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Brooks, Richard
English (42)
Italian (1)
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