John William Fortescue
The Honourable Sir John William Fortescue, KCVO (28 December 1859 – 22 October 1933) was a British military historian. He was the Librarian and Archivist at Windsor Castle and historian of the British Army.
Fortescue is best known for his monumental work on the British Army, which he wrote between 1899 and 1930. During most of this time (from 1905 to 1926) he was working as the librarian of Windsor Castle.
In 1911, he was elected to deliver the Ford Lectures at Oxford University. He served as president of the Royal Historical Society from 1921 to 1925. He was an honorary fellow of Trinity College, Cambridge.
Works by Fortescue
- John William Fortescue (1895). A History of the 17th Lancers, Duke of Cambridge's Own. Macmillan & Company, Limited.
- Sir John William Fortescue (1895). Dundonald. Macmillan and Co.
- 1897 The Story of a Red Deer
- Sir John William Fortescue (1899). The Drummer's Coat. Macmillan.
- 1899–1930 A History of the British Army (in thirteen volumes, taking the story up to 1870)
- Sir John William Fortescue (1909). The County Lieutenancies and the Army, 1803-1814. Macmillan and Company, limited.
- Sir John William Fortescue (1916). The Three Pearls. St. Martin's.
- Sir John William Fortescue (1924). My Native Devon. Macmillan and Company, limited.
- Sir John William Fortescue (1925). Wellington. London.
- Sir John William Fortescue (1928). Six British Soldiers. William & Norgate.
- Sir John William Fortescue (1928). The Empire and the Army. Cassell and Company.
- Sir John William Fortescue (1928). Historical and Military Essays. Macmillan and Company, Limited.
- Sir John William Fortescue (1928). A Short Account of Canteens in the British Army. The University Press.
- 1930–1932 Royal Army Service Corps: A History of Transport and Supply in the British Army
- Sir John William Fortescue (1931). Following the Drum. W. Blackwood & sons ltd.
- Sir John William Fortescue (1932). Marlborough. Peter Davies Limited.
- Sir John William Fortescue (1933). Author and Curator. W. Blackwood.
- Sir John William Fortescue (1934). The Last Post. W. Blackwood.
- Bond, Brian (2004). "Fortescue, Sir John William (1859–1933)". Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. Oxford University Press,. Retrieved 24 May 2014.
- "Sir John William Fortescue". Everything Exmoor. Retrieved 2007-11-27.
- "Fortescue, the Hon. John William (FRTC878JW)". A Cambridge Alumni Database. University of Cambridge.
- "List of Presidents". Royal Historical Society. Retrieved 20 December 2010.
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