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Bicheno, Hugh

Overview
Works: 16 works in 90 publications in 2 languages and 4,034 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Military history  Biographies  Naval history 
Roles: Author, Editor
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Most widely held works by Hugh Bicheno
The Oxford companion to military history( Book )

9 editions published between 2001 and 2004 in English and held by 1,786 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This Oxford companion does much to untangle the long and complicated history of military events in Europe and North America since the 18th century. The thoughtful entries are clear, concise, and readable, with a number of extended entries on such subjects as artillery, infantry, and the science and technology of war."--"Outstanding Reference Sources," American Libraries, May 2002
Battle royal : the Wars of the Roses, 1440-1462 by Hugh Bicheno( Book )

4 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in English and held by 299 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The enthralling story of the dynastic wars fought between the houses of Lancaster and York, the first of a two-volume history of the Wars of the Roses. England, 1454. A kingdom sliding into chaos. The mentally unstable King Henry VI, having struggled for a decade to contain the violent feuding of his dukes, is losing his mind. Disgruntled nobles support the regal claims of Richard, Duke of York, great-grandson of Edward III. The stage is set for civil war. The first volume of an enthralling two-part history of the dynastic wars fought between the houses of Lancaster and York, Battle Royal traces the conflict from its roots in the 1440s to the early 1460s-- a period marked by the rise and fall of Richard of York, the deposition of Henry VI following the Lancastrian defeat at Towton, and the subsequent seizure of his throne by Richard's son Edward. Populating this late-medieval saga of ambition, intrigue, and bloodshed are such fascinating characters as the vacillating Henry VI himself, his indefatigable queen Marguerite of Anjou, Richard of York (father of kings but never king himself), his opportunist ally Richard Neville "the Kingmaker" and the precociously virile Edward of York. Charting a clear course through the dynastic complexities of fifteenth-century power politics, and offering crisply authoritative analysis of the key battles of the Wars of the Roses, Battle Royal is a dynamic and rigorously researched account of England's longest and bloodiest civil war."--Dust jacket flap
Blood royal : the Wars of the Roses: 1462-1485 by Hugh Bicheno( Book )

3 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in English and held by 273 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Yorkist Edward IV has been king for three years since his victory at Towton. The former Lancastrian King Henry VI languishes in the Tower of London. But Edward will soon alienate his backers by favoring the family of his ambitious wife, Elizabeth Woodville. And he will fall out with his chief supporter, Warwick "the Kingmaker", with dire consequences. Told with extraordinary authority and narrative verve, Blood Royal is the second part of a two-volume history of the dynastic wars fought between the houses of Lancaster and York for the English throne from 1450 until 1485. Hugh Bicheno tells the story of the Wars of the Roses as an enthralling, character-driven saga of interwoven families, narrating each chapter from the point of view of a key player in the wider drama. This latest volume describes three Lancastrian attempts to overthrow the Yorkists, ending with the death of Edward's successor, Richard III, at Bosworth in 1485?and the accession of Henry VII and the rise of the Tudor dynasty. 8 pages of color illustrations, family trees, and maps
Rebels and redcoats : the American revolutionary war by Hugh Bicheno( Book )

7 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in English and held by 244 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is the story of a vicious struggle between brothers, friends and families which forged a new nation. Using the most up-to-date scholarship, vivid eye-witness accounts and original documents, this book tells the history of the passionate, violent and bloody events of the 1770s. The book argues against the commonheld view that the war of independence was the American people's struggle for liberty against an oppressive colonial power. The truth is far more interesting. Many Americans were loyal to the Crown throughout the war. Men and women often chose sides not because they wanted freedom, but because they wanted their neighbour's land. This book explores intriguing paradoxes through personal stories of women such as Jane McCrea, whose fiance was a British officer but whose brother was a rebel soldier
Midway by Hugh Bicheno( Book )

2 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 230 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In 1942, Admiral Yamamoto, who had so successfully engineered the attack on Pearl Harbor, implemented a new strategy: the Imperial Japanese Army would seize the Pacific island of Midway and lure the US Navy into a decisive carrier battle. And, they felt confident of victory. But, right from the start, the plan proved disastrous--and the Japanese lost decisively, with all four major units sunk. Once and for all, the balance of power in the Pacific shifted, with the United States in control. Filled with exciting images of air clashes, and fiery devastation on the ground, as well as follow-the-battle maps, it's a compelling and authoritative account of the reasons behind the catastrophic Japanese strategy"--Publisher's description
Crescent and cross : the Battle of Lepanto 1571 by Hugh Bicheno( Book )

19 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in English and Spanish and held by 225 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"For much of the last fourteen hundred years the relationship between Christianity and Islam has been extremely troubled. Competition, misunderstanding and fanaticism led to frequent conflicts between those marching under the banners of the two religions, often ferocious in the extreme and studded with atrocities. Yet between these episodes - even at times in the midst of them - Muslims and Christians traded and associated with each other without any inherent animosity." "This book describes an event widely believed to herald the ultimate supremacy of western culture. On the morning of 7 October 1571, at the mouth of a gulf in western Greece, the fleets of the Muslim Ottoman Empire and the Roman Catholic Holy League collided in the last great battle ever to be fought between oared fighting ships. The Battle of Lepanto was the outstanding military event in a sixteenth century marked by constant warfare, and the greatest single battle ever fought between crescent and cross. Many believe that it changed the balance of power in the Mediterranean forever, and turned back a Muslim tide that threatened to engulf Europe." "However, as Hugh Bicheno shows here, the symbolic importance of Lepanto far outweighed its military significance. This timely book is the first major study of the battle ever written in English, and the first for many years in any language. It is enormous in scope, tracing the lines of history that came together at that time and place to explain why an event that barely affected the geopolitical balance in the Mediterranean is regularly counted among the decisive battles of history. Not least, as an illustration of the complex human reality behind an age-old conflict, the story is acutely relevant to the history we are living at present"--
Vendetta : high art and low cunning at the birth of the Renaissance by Hugh Bicheno( Book )

6 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 211 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Federico da Montefeltro was the archetypal Renaissance prince: brave soldier, wise ruler, and patron of the arts. His lifelong rival, Sigismondo Pandolfo, was the foremost field commander of his day and described himself as "more wild beast than man." Yet he was also an extravagantly romantic lover and a magnificent artistic patron. Locked in the endgame of the centuries-old feud between their clans, Federico and Sigismondo epitomised the spirit of the condottieri--the entrepreneurs who added a military dimension to the explosion of new ideas at the heart of the Renaissance. This is a story of unbridled lust, treachery and murder featuring an extraordinary cast of characters who fought, poisoned, betrayed and cheated their way into an enduring legacy.--From publisher description
Razor's edge : the unofficial history of the Falklands War by Hugh Bicheno( Book )

9 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 209 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For five years before the Falklands War, Hugh Bicheno was one of the top British spies in Argentina. As such, he gathered intelligence on Argentine intentions over the Falklands - which the British establishment then chose to ignore. The reasons behind this British decision, and its consequences in the South Atlantic, are the main story of this book
Gettysburg by Hugh Bicheno( Book )

3 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 177 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"[This book] is an important re-examination of the bloodiest battle ever fought on North American soil. With meticulous attention to detail, the author clearly and concisely revisits every aspect of the battle, from the strategic reasons for Lee's invasion of the North to the desperate fight for Little Round Top and the culminating tragedy of Pickett's Charge"--Page 2 of cover
Elizabeth's sea dogs : how the English became the scourge of the seas by Hugh Bicheno( Book )

8 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 159 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Elizabeth's Sea Dogs investigates the rise and fall of a unique group of adventurers men like Francis Drake, John Hawkins, Martin Frobisher and Walter Raleigh. Seen by the English as heroes but by the Spanish as pirates, they were expert seafarers and controversial characters. This riveting new account reveals them for what they were: extremely tough men in extremely hard times. They sailed, fought, looted and whored their way across the globe; in the process, they established a lasting British presence in the Americas, defeated the Spanish Armada, and made Queen Elizabeth I very wealthy, if seldom grateful. Author Hugh Bicheno sets the Sea Dogs in historical context and reveals their lives and exploits through diligent historical research incorporating contemporary testimony. With additional appendices, colour plates, the author's own maps and technical drawings, Elizabeth's Sea Dogs tells their vivid, extraordinary story as it was lived, in the author's trademark engaging style
Battle royal : the wars of Lancaster and York, 1464-1487 by Hugh Bicheno( Book )

8 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 143 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

England, 1454. A kingdom sliding into chaos. The mentally unstable King Henry VI, having struggled for a decade to contain the violent feuding of his magnates, loses his mind. Disgruntled nobles back the regal claims of Richard, Duke of York, great-grandson of Edward III. The stage is set for civil war. The first volume of an enthralling two-part history of the dynastic wars fought between the houses of Lancaster and York, Battle Royal traces the conflict from its roots in the 1440s to the early 1460s - a period marked by the rise and fall of Richard of York, the deposition of Henry VI following the Lancastrian defeat at Towton, and the subsequent seizure of his throne by Richard's son Edward. Populating this late-medieval saga of ambition, intrigue and bloodshed are such fascinating characters as the vacillating Henry himself, his indefatigable queen Marguerite of Anjou, Richard of York (father of kings but never king himself), his opportunist ally Richard Neville, 'the Kingmaker', and the precociously virile Edward of York. Charting a clear course through the dynastic and factional complexities of fifteenth-century power politics, and offering crisply authoritative analysis of the key battles of the Wars of the Roses, Battle Royal is a compelling and rigorously researched account of England's longest and bloodiest civil war
Blood royal : the wars of Lancaster and York, 1462-1485 by Hugh Bicheno( Book )

6 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The second volume of a rip-roaring, two-part history of England's longest and bloodiest civil war, narrated as a medieval 'game of thrones' by a master military historian. England, 1462. The Yorkist Edward IV has been king for 3 years since his victory at Towton. The former Lancastrian king Henry VI languishes in the Tower. But Edward will soon alienate his backers by favouring the family of his ambitious wife, Elizabeth Woodville. And he will fall out with his chief supporter, Warwick 'the Kingmaker', with dire consequences." --Publisher's description
The unofficial history of the Falklands War by Hugh Bicheno( Book )

2 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The controversial memoir of a top British spy which finally reveals what really went on behind the scenes of the Falklands War
Al filo de la navaja : la historia no oficial de la Guerra de Malvinas by Hugh Bicheno( Book )

2 editions published in 2009 in Spanish and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Battle royal by Hugh Bicheno( Book )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

England, 1464. The Yorkist Edward IV has been king for 3 years since his victory at Towton. The former Lancastrian king Henry VI languishes in the Tower. But Edward will soon alienate his backers by favouring the family of his ambitious wife, Elizabeth Woodville. And he will fall out with his chief supporter, Warwick 'the Kingmaker', with dire consequences. BATTLE ROYAL is the second part of a two-volume history of the dynastic wars fought between the houses of Lancaster and York for the English throne from 1454 until 1487. Hugh Bicheno tells the story of the Wars of the Roses as an enthralling, character-driven saga of interwoven families, narrating each chapter from the point of view of a key player in the wider drama. Volume 2 describes three Lancastrian attempts to overthrow the Yorkists, and ends with the death of Edward's successor Richard III at Bosworth in 1485, and the accession of Henry VII and the Tudor dynasty
The wars of Lancaster and York, 1462-1485 by Hugh Bicheno( Book )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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The Oxford companion to military history
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Rebels and redcoats : the American revolutionary warMidwayCrescent and cross : the Battle of Lepanto 1571Vendetta : high art and low cunning at the birth of the RenaissanceRazor's edge : the unofficial history of the Falklands WarGettysburgThe unofficial history of the Falklands WarAl filo de la navaja : la historia no oficial de la Guerra de Malvinas
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Hugh Bicheno Argentijns historicus

Hugh Bicheno British military historian

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