This Book is in Good Condition. Clean Copy With Light Amount of Wear. 100% Guaranteed. Summary: A meticulously researched biography of a young officer in the early part of the 19th Century. The son of an admiral, Richard Purvis went to sea in Nelson's Navy at the age of 11 before being commissioned at the age of 15 into the Bengal Army, part of the great East India Company. He went on to serve 17 years in India before returning to become a country parson. The emphasis of this book is on his Indian military service, with the story told largely through an extensive collection of previously unpublished contemporary letters. These give a unique and intimate insight into the daily lives, difficulties, ethos and humour of young British officers in India during the Napoleonic period. There was, of course, danger and action too and Purvis's role in the Nepal War is described. Patronage was also a feature of a young ambitious man's life during the Georgian period and the workings of this are fascinatingly revealed. Buchnummer des Verkäufers
Inhaltsangabe: Military life began at an early age in Victorian times; Richard Fortescue Purvis was a midshipman in the Royal Navy at age 11, and by age 15, he was an officer in the Bengal Army. For all of Purvis' 17-year career, Indian units were officially under the East India Company and not controlled by the British government, but the drill, tactics and traditions of the British Army were closely followed. The major campaign in which Purvis served was the Nepal War, which pitted British and Indian forces against the tough Gurkha mountaineers, who were later recruited into British service. Purvis eventually returned to his homeland and pursued a career as a Church of England country parson. This detailed study of a young officer in India at the time of the Napoleonic Wars was made possible by the recent discovery of an extensive collection of previously unpublished contemporary letters. In addition to active duty there is a great deal of detail on daily life and attitudes among the British in India. A young man's career at the time was heavily dependent on patronage and Purvis has left behind a candid account of how this system worked.
About the Author: Iain Gordon (pseudonym) is an experienced historical author. His Soldier of the Raj was published by Pen and Sword in 2001 (?) He lives near Barnstable, Devon.
Buchbeschreibung Pen & Sword Books Ltd, 2001. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Good. Good condition is defined as: a copy that has been read but remains in clean condition. All of the pages are intact and the cover is intact and the spine may show signs of wear. The book may have minor markings which are not specifically mentioned. Most items will be dispatched the same or the next working day. Buchnummer des Verkäufers mon0006540723
Buchbeschreibung Hardback. Buchzustand: Very Good. The book has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. Buchnummer des Verkäufers GOR005659907
Buchbeschreibung Buchzustand: Very Good. Book Condition: Very Good. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 97808505284733.0
Buchbeschreibung Pen and Sword, 2008. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Very Good+. Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Very Good+. First Edition; First Printing. 9.54 X 6.44 X 1.20 inches. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 379240
Buchbeschreibung Leo Cooper / Pen & Sword;, 2001. Hardcover. Dust Jacket Included. 1st Edition. 8vo. Hardback. First edition. 319pp. 31 b/w photographs and illustrations on plates plus 7 maps and plans. Page edges slightly tanned, a gift inscription on half-title page, otherwise a Fine copy in a Fine unclipped dustwrapper. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 27011
Buchbeschreibung Pen and Sword. Hardcover. Buchzustand: GOOD. Good clean copy with no missing pages might be an ex library copy; Possibly may have minor marginal notes and or highlighting. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 2569694983
Buchbeschreibung Leo Cooper, 2002. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Used: Very Good. Octavo, 320 pp. Green cloth binding. From private collection. Prev. owner's bookplate on verso of ffep. Pages remain clean and unmarked; binding, tight. In clean dust jacket. "[This book gives] a unique and intimate insight into the daily lives, difficulties, ethos and humour of young British officers in India during the Napoleonic period. There was, of course, danger and action too and Purvis's role in the Nepal War is described. Patronage was also a feature of a young ambitious man's life during the Georgian period and the workings of this are fascinatingly revealed. Buchnummer des Verkäufers FH080313021
Buchbeschreibung Leo Cooper, 2001. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Near Fine. Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Near Fine. 1st Edition. illustrated 319 pages. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 011705
Buchbeschreibung Leo Cooper -Pen & Sword Books Ltd, Barnsley, 2001. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Fine. Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Fine. First Edition.. Signed aind inscribed by the author to the title page "With the Author's best wishes Iain Gordon" 320 pages; b/w colour illustrations. Original dust jacket fine with slight wear to edges, not price clipped. Hard back binding fine. Contents clean and tight, unmarked, no inscriptions. A fine, signed copy. Size: 8vo. Signed by Author. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 029329
Buchbeschreibung Casemate Publishing. Buchzustand: New. Brand New. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 085052847X