A Biographical Dictionary
Pen & Sword 2012
9781848848818   Product Code: 21480
The post of Field Marshal was created by George II in 1736 and held by 138 people over the next 260 years before being mothballed in response to a military review. This reference work provides biographical sketches of each incumbent,from famous battlefield leaders such as Wellington, Kitchener and Montgomery to the more ceremonial appointments, which included British sovereigns and consorts and many foreign dignitaries such as the emperors of Japan, Germany,Russia and Ethiopia.