Arthur Johnston & William Knighton
A Narrative & History of the British Conquest of Ceylon—Narrative of the Operations of a Detachment in an Expedition to Candy, in the Island of Ceylon, in the Year 1804 by Arthur Johnston Extract from History of Ceylon by William Knighton
The battle for Ceylon
During the first decade of the 19th century the struggle for imperial domination still raged across the globe. Britain and France were at war as the tide that swept away the B..
Richard Bayly, George Elers & Richard Cannon
Two Personal Accounts by Officers of H. M. 12th (East Suffolk) Regiment of Foot in India During the Anglo-Mysore War—Diary of Colonel Richard Bayly 12th Regiment 1796-1830, Memoirs of George Elers & Historical Record of the Twelfth or East Suffolk Reg
Men of a British Army county regiment in the Napoleonic era
This Leonaur Original contains first hand accounts by Richard Bayly and George Elers, officers serving in H. M 12th Regiment of Foot—then..
The Adventures of a Young Medical Officer of H.M. 66th Regt. in Portugal, Spain and India 1811-1817
To Spain, Portugal and India on campaign with the British Army
The author of this interesting Peninsular War account was a medical man attached to the 66th Regiment of Foot—the Berkshire Regiment. ..
A. F. Mockler-Ferryman & Samuel Rice
The Napoleonic Wars with H.M. 51st Regiment—Corsica, 1794 to Waterloo, 1815
An essential British Army memoir from a regimental officer
Historian Mockler-Ferryman has taken the letters and papers of Sam Rice of H.M 51st regiment of foot and combined them with his own narrat..
The Journal of an Officer of the 2nd Bengal Native Infantry 1802-1806
An essential account of the conquest of India
It is perhaps surprising that although India was the brightest jewel in the British Imperial Crown. there is comparatively little in print today about ..
H. G. Keene
The struggles that toppled the Peacock throne
The Moghuls invaded India in the early sixteenth century and maintained their rule over much of the sub-continent for over 200 years. By the early eigh..
F. G. Cardew
An Invaluable Reference Resource
A history from 1599 to 1895
Lieutenant Cardew's excellent history of the Bengal Native Army is an invaluable reference resource for all those interested in the British in India and the armies of th..
P. R. Innes
An Elite Regiment of the Honourable East India Company 1756-1858
The history of one of India's famous regiments
The domination of the Indian sub-continent by the British would have been impossible without the support of the armies of the presidencies of the Hono..
H. G. Keene
European Mercenary Commanders in Hindustan 1770-1820
Men of war in a land of turmoil
This book chronicles the careers and wars of the European and mixed-race mercenary adventurers who carved reputations and empires for themselves and their Indian lor..
The Experiences of an Officer of the Bengal Horse Artillery During the Second Maratha War 1804-1805
The 'Red Men' of the Bengal Horse Artillery on Campaign
James Young was a young officer in the early days of the corps d'elite that was The Bengal Horse Artillery. In the first years of the ninetee..
Eric W. Sheppard
A History of the British Army to 1914
From knight and roundhead to the birth of the modern army
The British Army can trace its lineage back to the middle ages, but for those who are interested in the development of Britain's land force..
The Second Anglo Maratha War, 1803-1807
Warfare in the exotic world of the early days of Britain's Indian Empire In the early years of the nineteenth century as Napoleon's French Army dominated Europe the British empire continued with its e..
by James Skinner
James Skinner and his 'Yellow Boys' Irregular cavalry in the wars of India between the British, Mahratta, Rajput, Mogul, Sikh & Pindarree Forces.
India's most famous cavalryman recounts his career. James Skinner had a colourful career. He began his military exploits as a mercenary for Indian princes and became a legend as the leader of the ‘Yel..
by George Farmer & G.R. Gleig
A cavalryman during the Peninsular & Waterloo Campaigns, in captivity & at the siege of Bhurtpore, India
More engaging than a novel - a Cavalryman’s life in the Napoleonic Wars and battles for India. Trooper Farmer’s military career was packed with adventure and incident. Through his words the reader exp..
The Campaigns of a British Infantryman in Italy, Egypt, the Peninsular & the West Indies During the Napoleonic Wars
When Joseph Anderson joined the British Army to fight the French he little realised that his service would find him in action across the globe. The rarely reported expedition to southern Italy found h..