Ian Knight (historian)

Ian Knight (born 1956) is a British historian and writer, specialising in Anglo-Zulu and Boers wars.[1]

BiographyEdit

He first studied afro-caribbean history at the University of Kent in the United Kingdom, then he majored in the military history of southern Africa and the history of the Zulu nation and the Anglo-Zulu war of 1879 in particular.[2] He published many books on the subject (nearly thirty) and took part in the first archaeological excavations of the battlefield of Isandhlwana in 2000. He assists as a consultant for British and American television channels in the production of documentaries, and shares occasionally his expertise for the sale of artefacts of that [3] or for commemorative events.[4]

BibliographyEdit

  • Great Zulu battles, 1838-1906, Castle Books, 1988, ISBN 0-785-81569-4
  • Queen Victoria's Enemies (2): Northern Africa, Bloomsbury USA, 1989
  • Zulu 1816–1906, Bloomsbury USA, 1995
  • The Anatomy of the Zulu Army, from Shaka to Cetshwayo 1818-1879, Greenhill Books, Londres, 1999, ISBN 1-85367-363-3
  • with Ian Castle, Zulu War, 1879, Osprey campaign, 2001, ISBN 1-855-32165-3
  • With his face to the foe : the life and death of Louis Napoléon, the prince imperial, Zululand, 1879, Staplehurst (GB), 2001
  • Isandlwana 1879, Osprey campaign, 2002, ISBN 978-1-841-76511-2
  • The National Army Museum book of the Zulu war, Pan Books, 2003, ISBN 0-330-48629-2
  • Boer Commando 1876 - 1902, Osprey publishing, 2004
  • British fortifications in Zululand, 1879, Osprey publishing, 2005
  • Brave Men's Blood - the Anglo-Zulu war of 1879, Pen & Sword Military Classics, 2005, ISBN 978-1844152124
  • Companion to the Anglo-Zulu War, Pen & Sword Military Classics, 2008
  • Maori Fortifications, Bloomsbury USA, 2009
  • Zulu Rising, Pan, 2011
  • The New Zealand Wars 1820–72, Bloomsbury Publishing, 2013 ISBN 978-1780962795
  • Boer Guerrilla vs British Mounted Soldiers: South Africa 1880-1902, Osprey publishing, 2017

Honours and awardsEdit

Further readingEdit

  • Adrian Greaves, The Tribe That Washed Its Spears: The Zulus at War, Pen & Sword Military, 2013
  • Desmond Bowen, Heroic Option: The Irish in the British Army, Pen & Sword Military, 2005
  • John Laband, Kingdom in Crisis: The Zulu Response to the British Invasion of 1879, Manchester University Press, 1992
  • John Laband, Historical Dictionary of the Zulu Wars, The Scarecrow press, 2009

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Ian Knight - Historian". www.theculturalexperience.com.
  2. ^ "Ian Knight - Historian". www.theculturalexperience.com.
  3. ^ "Zulu war artefacts go under hammer". BBC News. 22 January 2014.
  4. ^ "Zulu king who crushed British Army honoured with historic blue plaque". The Independent. 24 November 2006.
  5. ^ "Andrew Lownie Literary Agency :: Authors :: Ian Knight". Andrew Lownie Literary Agency.

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