Ernle Bradford

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Ernle Dusgate Selby Bradford (11 January 1922, Cole Green, Norfolk, England – 8 May 1986) was a noted 20th century British historian specializing in the Mediterranean world and naval topics. A keen yachtsman himself, Bradford spent almost 30 years sailing the Mediterranean, and many of his books are set there. His book, The Journeying Moon describes some of these voyages. It ends with the sale of his Bristol Channel Pilot Cutter, Mischief, to HW Bill Tilman, who made a number of significant voyages in it to high latitudes. Bradford lived in Kalkara, Malta for a number of years. Sometime BBC broadcaster and magazine editor, Bradford was a prolific author.

The son of Jocelyn Ernle Sydney Patton Bradford and his wife, Ada Louise Dusgate, he was educated at Uppingham School, Rutland. He also served in the Royal Navy during World War II, finishing as the first Lieutenant of a destroyer.[1]

Partial list of works[edit]

  • Southward the Caravels: The Story of Henry the Navigator, Hutchinson, 1961.
  • Ulysses Found, 1963, ISBN 0-7509-3725-4 (0-7509-3725-4), Softcover, Sutton Publishing, Limited.
  • Reisen mit Odysseus, a German edition of the above. ISBN 3-458-34208-7 / 9783458342083 / 3-458-34208-7.
  • Ulisse ritrovato: un'avventura intorno alla Sicilia, an Italian edition of the above. Arco editrice, Catania, 1982.
  • Thermopylae: The Battle for the West, ISBN 0-306-80531-6 (0-306-80531-6), Softcover, Da Capo Press, Incorporated. Another edition: ISBN 0-306-81360-2 (0-306-81360-2), Softcover, Da Capo Press, Incorporated
  • The Year of Thermopylae, ISBN 0-333-23271-2 (0-333-23271-2), Hardcover, Macmillan Publishers Limited.
  • Hannibal, ISBN 0-07-007064-4 (0-07-007064-4) Hardcover, McGraw-Hill Another edition: ISBN 0-333-28191-8 (0-333-28191-8),Hardcover, Macmillan Publishers Limited. Another edition: ISBN 0-88029-667-4 (0-88029-667-4). Another edition: Hippocrene Books: ISBN 1-84022-226-3 (1-84022-226-3).
  • Paul the Traveller, ISBN 0-7139-0887-4 (0-7139-0887-4), Hardcover, Penguin Books, Limited
  • Julius Caesar: The Pursuit of Power, ISBN 0-241-11198-6 (0-241-11198-6), Hardcover, Penguin Books, Limited,
  • Cleopatra, ISBN 9780141390147
  • The Sword and the Scimitar: The Saga of the Crusades, ISBN 1-84415-041-0 (1-84415-041-0), Softcover, Pen & Sword Books Limited. Another edition: ISBN 0-575-01882-8 (0-575-01882-8), Hardcover, Orion Books Limited
    • The Shield and the Sword: The Knights of Malta, ISBN 0-00-613576-5 (0-00-613576-5), Softcover, Fontana.
  • The Shield and the Sword: The Knights of St. John, : ISBN 0-14-139110-3 (0-14-139110-3), Softcover, Penguin USA. Another edition: ISBN 0-340-27127-2 (0-340-27127-2), Softcover, Hodder General Publishing Division, ISBN 0-340-15934-0 (0-340-15934-0), Hardcover, Hodder and Stoughton.
  • The Great Betrayal: Constantinople 1204, ISBN 0-85617-078-X (0-85617-078-X); Hardcover, Severn House Publishers, Limited
  • The Wind Off the Island, ISBN 0-7089-2672-X (0-7089-2672-X), Hardcover, Ulverscroft Large Print Books. Another edition: ISBN 0-246-13276-0 (0-246-13276-0), Softcover, Sheridan House Inc.
  • The Sultan's Admiral: Barbarossa a.k.a. The Sultan's Admiral: The Life of Barbarossa, ISBN 0-340-02504-2 (0-340-02504-2), Hardcover, Hodder General Publishing Division
  • Christopher Columbus, ISBN 0-7181-0771-3 (0-7181-0771-3) Hardcover, Penguin Books, Limited.
  • Nelson: The Essential Hero a.k.a. Nelson: The Essential Hero ISBN 0-586-04586-4 (0-586-04586-4), Softcover, Panther Publications. Another edition: ISBN 0-333-18561-7 (0-333-18561-7), Hardcover, Macmillan Publishers Limited.
  • The Mighty Hood, ISBN 0-340-18687-9 (0-340-18687-9), Softcover, Hodder General Publishing Division. Another edition of the The Mighty Hood: ISBN 0-85617-108-5 (0-85617-108-5), Hardcover, Severn House Publishers, Limited.
  • The Mighty Hood: The Life and Death of the Royal Navy's Proudest Ship, ISBN 1-84145-039-1 (1-84145-039-1), Softcover, Cerberus Publishing
  • The Story of the Mary Rose, and the Mary Rose Trust Staff, ISBN 0-241-10768-7 (0-241-10768-7), Hardcover, Penguin Books, Limited
  • Siege: Malta 1940-1943, ISBN 0-85052-930-1 (0-85052-930-1), Softcover, Pen & Sword Books Limited. Another edition: ISBN 0-14-010082-2 (0-14-0100822), Softcover, Penguin Books, Limited. Another edition: ISBN 0-241-11589-2 (0-241-11589-2), Hardcover, Penguin Books, Limited
  • Mediterranean: Portrait of a Sea, ISBN 0-14-139033-6 (0-14-139033-6)

Softcover, Penguin Books, Limited. Another edition: ISBN 0-340-12868-2 (0-340-12868-2), Hardcover, Hodder General Publishing Division.

  • The Companion Guide to the Greek Isles
    • Three Centuries of Sailing
  • The America's Cup
  • The Journeying Moon
  • The Touchstone Hardcover, Cassell and Company Ltd, 1962

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bradford, Ernle (1971). Mediterranean: Portrait of a Sea. Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, Inc. p. 574. ISBN 0-15-158584-9.