Creasy's Decisive Battles.

By Sir Edward Creasy

Printed: 1883

Publisher: Richard Bentley. London

Edition: thirty-first edition

Dimensions 13 × 19 × 4 cm

Language: English

Size (cminches): 13 x 19 x 4


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Blue full calf binding. Gilt edging on both boards.Spine (faded to green) has a red title plate with gilt lettering, banding, ornate decoration and emblems. Red marbled end papers with all edges matching. Really superb edition ( a treasure to have )

The Fifteen Decisive Battles of the World: from Marathon to Waterloo is a book written by Sir Edward Shepherd Creasy and published in 1851. This book tells the story of the fifteen military engagements, which, according to the author, had a significant impact on world history.

  Sir Edward Shepherd Creasy (12 September 1812 – 17 January 1878) was an English historian and jurist.

He was born the son of a Land Agent in Bexley, Kent, England and educated at Eton College (where he won the Newcastle Scholarship in 1831) and King’s College, Cambridge. He was called to the Bar in 1837 and appointed assistant judge at the Westminster sessions court.

In 1840, he began teaching history at the University of London and wrote a number of historical books including The Fifteen Decisive Battles of the World (1851).

Creasy was knighted in 1860, and spent the next decade and a half in Ceylon as Chief Justice of Ceylon (1860 to 1875). He then returned in poor health to England and died in London on 17 January 1878.

Whilst in Ceylon he served as President of the Ceylon Branch of the Royal Asiatic Society from 1861 to 1864. In July, 1864 Creasy founded the Colombo Rowing Club.

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