2 edition of popular history of Gibraltar found in the catalog.
popular history of Gibraltar
1887 by Garrison Library in Gibraltar .
|Statement||compiled by Lieut.-Colonel Gilbard.|
|LC Classifications||DP302.G36 G4|
|The Physical Object|
|Pagination||viii, 268 p. (p. 197-268, advertisements),  folded leaves of plates :|
|Number of Pages||268|
|LC Control Number||01013041|
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The everyday experiences of all those involved are brought vividly to life with eyewitness accounts and expert research/5(46). Gibraltar has always been part of British history. Admiral Lord Nelson and the Fleet visited Gibraltar in Mayand after the nearby Battle of Trafalgar in October of that year, Nelson’s body, embalmed in a cask of wine, was brought ashore at Rosia Bay to be returned to England for burial.
A Popular History of Gibraltar, Its Institutions, and Its Neighbourhood on Both Sides of the Straits, and a Guide Book to Their Principal Places and Objects of Interest Reviews: 1. Popular history of Gibraltar, its institutions, and its neighbourhood on both sides of the straits, and a guide book to their principal places and objects of interest Gibraltar: Garrison Library, (OCoLC) Material Type: Document, Internet resource: Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File: All Authors / Contributors.
“This book is a fascinating, well-crafted account of a siege that defined Britishness, and shaped the strategy of the next four major wars.” —Andrew Lambert, BBC History Magazine "Gibraltar is one of the few works of popular history that can truly claim to bring an untold story to the attention of modern audiences.
For fans of eighteenth. Readers of popular history are sufficiently acquainted with Ernle Bradford's approach — a capable if unimposing alpha-omega recounting of a personage (e.g., The Sultan's Admiral) or event (The Great Siege) or place (Mediterranean) which features journeyman-like research manifest most visibly by indulgent use of contemporary sources.
“This book is a fascinating, well-crafted account of a siege that defined Britishness, and shaped the strategy of the next four major wars.” —Andrew Lambert, BBC History Magazine “Gibraltar is one of the few works of popular history that can truly claim to bring an untold story to the attention of modern audiences.
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A popular history of Gibraltar, its institutions, and its neighbourhood on both sides of the straits, and a guide book to their principal places and objects of interest Author: Lieut.-Colonel (George James) Gilbard.
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