Shop now Learn more Shop now Shop Clothing clo_fly_aw15_NA_shoes Shop All Shop All Amazon Fashion Cloud Drive Photos Shop now Learn More Shop now Shop Fire HD 6 Shop Kindle Paperwhite Shop now Shop Now Shop now
FREE Delivery in the UK on orders with at least £10 of books.
Only 4 left in stock (more on the way).
Dispatched from and sold by Amazon.
Gift-wrap available.
Queen Victoria's Enemies:... has been added to your Basket
Condition: Used: Like New
Comment: Used Good condition book may have signs of cover wear and/or marks on corners and page edges. Inside pages may have highlighting, writing and underlining. All purchases eligible for Amazon customer service and a 30-day return policy.
Have one to sell?
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See this image

Queen Victoria's Enemies: India No.3 (Men-at-arms) Paperback – 22 Mar 1990

1 customer review

See all formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price New from Used from
Paperback, 22 Mar 1990
£4.11 £0.54
£9.99 FREE Delivery in the UK on orders with at least £10 of books. Only 4 left in stock (more on the way). Dispatched from and sold by Amazon. Gift-wrap available.

Special Offers and Product Promotions

  • Save £20 on with the aqua Classic card. Get an initial credit line of £250-£1,200 and build your credit rating. Representative 32.9% APR (variable). Subject to term and conditions. Learn more.

Frequently Bought Together

  • Queen Victoria's Enemies: India No.3 (Men-at-arms)
  • +
  • The Sikh Army, 1799-1849 (Men-at-Arms)
  • +
  • Armies of the East India Company 17501850 (Men-at-arms)
Total price: £29.97
Buy the selected items together

Product details

  • Paperback: 48 pages
  • Publisher: Osprey Publishing (22 Mar. 1990)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0850459435
  • ISBN-13: 978-0850459432
  • Product Dimensions: 18.4 x 0.4 x 24.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 509,631 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

Discover books, learn about writers, and more.

Product Description

About the Author

Ian Knight was born in 1956. He was a freelance writer on military history for ten years before studying Afro-Caribbean History at the University of Kent. He has written widely on Zulu history and travelled extensively in Zululand. Ian was the editor of the Victorian Military Society journal for many years, and has written several books for Osprey.

Inside This Book

(Learn More)
First Sentence
On the last day of January 1600 Queen Elizabeth I affixed has seal to the Royal Charter of the 'Governor and Company of Merchants of London trading to the East Indies'. Read the first page
Explore More
Browse Sample Pages
Front Cover | Copyright | Excerpt | Back Cover
Search inside this book:

What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?

Customer Reviews

4.0 out of 5 stars
5 star
4 star
3 star
2 star
1 star
See the customer review
Share your thoughts with other customers

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Enquirer VINE VOICE on 28 Oct. 2008
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
This book 'does what it says in the tin'. I found it concise, straightforward and without any glaring inaccuracies. Osprey titles are notorious for the latter, which is a pity since such errors are really quite rare. More often out-of-date scholarship is the issue. Fortunately the British have always been fascinated by their enemies and this has led to a plethora of useful information for books such as this one.

My only real criticism is with the photographs, which are really too similar. The majority are of Afghans. I get the reason - lack of photography in earlier wars, but still a bit dull. Other plates are often to small to be useful, for instance the reproductions of battle scenes from the Sikh wars.

The great strength is the usual one - the plates. These are very well conceived and executed. The text was also very clear, and had no 'filler' at all - all useful and well expressed. One of the better Ospreys.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again

Most Helpful Customer Reviews on (beta) 5 reviews
1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
Armies of 19th Century Africa 22 Sept. 2008
By K. Murphy - Published on
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
This Osprey volume covers a somewhat miscellaneous collection of enemies faced by Britain in the mid-late 19th Century from Egypt to Kenya, notable among them being the fearsome Asantes, the Abyssinians, and the fanatical Muslim Madhists, as well as some minor tribes and the following of the rebel Egyptian leader Ahmed 'Urabi.

The text provides good coverage of the often inadequate arms of these peoples as well as their respective fighting styles, and the how's and when's of their surpressions. The color plates particularly impressed me as well, being very life-like and colorful.
No surprises…reliable research material. 30 April 2015
By Victor Meldrew - Published on
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
Interesting stuff. Learned a few things.
Standard research fare. Got what I needed, as usual.
0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Excellent Primer 11 July 2014
By danny boy - Published on
Format: Paperback
I have a 2nd hand copy which features different illustrations on the cover. This is an excellent primer by Ian Knight on the Indian subcontinent during the Victorian era. It succinctly puts into context the Afghan wars, Sikh and Maratha uprisings, the Indiann Mutiny and later North West Frontier actions. The illustrations by Rick Scollins are excellent.
0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Useful 27 Mar. 2012
By Roxanne C. Patton - Published on
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
Provides useful information on the most notable tribes/political entities that faced Great Briton. Would have liked the volumn to have had more info on the Sepoys during the Mutiny such as organization, uniforms, weapons.
0 of 2 people found the following review helpful
Good coverage on Victorian African colonial campaigns 3 July 2014
By danny boy - Published on
Format: Paperback
I got my own 2nd hand copy. It is a very good book, nice and concise and covers the main and minor campaigns of the Victorian armies in the North African area. Basically, anything outside of the Boers and Zulus which are covered in books in this series. Quite a lot of stuff on the Mahdists, Ashantis and surprisingly, the Abyssinians. The plates are very good.
Were these reviews helpful? Let us know