J. W. Fortescue
The British Army and the Wars to Secure India 1840-1850
The final campaigns that placed the Indian jewel into the Imperial crown.
Among British Army historians the reputation of Sir John Fortescue stands virtually without equal. His comprehensive fourte..
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 Experiences of a British Cavalryman in Early 19th Century India
Experiences of a Light Dragoon
The author of this book, William Taylor, has left two books of his life as a cavalryman of the British Army during the early years of Queen Victoria’s long reign. Thi..
W. J. Gould
The Experiences of a Sergeant of 16th Queen’s Lancers in Afghanistan, the Gwalior War, the First Sikh War and the Kaffir War
The Life of a Scarlet Lancer at war
This is an essential book for all those interested in the wars in India as the British Empire finally brought the jewel of the sub-continent into the crown of it..
The Experiences of a Soldier in the Kaffir, Mahratta, Ghurka and Pindari Wars of the Early Nineteenth Century
The entertaining memoirs of a British soldier of the empire
As the eighteenth century turned to the nineteenth the rise of Napoleon and the First Empire of France engaged British military prowess o..
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 ..
Charles Alexander Gordon
Experiences of a Regimental Surgeon During the Gwalior War, Campaigns in West Africa & the Indian Mutiny
Through the Queen Empress's Wars
Gordon had a long military career. Indeed he became Surgeon General and this book has been extracted from his autobiography—'Recollections of Thirty-Nine Years in t..
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..
The Recollections of an Officer of the Bombay Rifles During the Southern Mahratta Campaign, Second Sikh War, Persian Campaign and Indian Mutiny
The campaigns of a 'soldier sahib' in the nineteenth century
The author of this book was a true soldier of the Raj. His long career took place almost entirely in India or was concerned with the war..
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..
The Campaigns of Sir Harry Smith in India, 1843-1846, During the Gwalior War & the First Sikh War
With A Short History of the Gwalior War & First Sikh War
by Hugh Murray
A LEONAUR ORIGINAL
The fate of Empires in the balance—the experience of battle—the moment of triumph for one man
The days when young Harry Smith wore the green jacket of the 95th-Wellington's famous riflemen-campaign..
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..