Excerpt From The Discovery Of America By The Northmen, In The Tenth Century With Notices Of The Early Settlements Of The Irish In The Western HemisphereThe Eminent Historian Dr Robertson Appears To Have Been Totally Unacquainted With The Early Voyages Of The Northmen To The Western Hemisphere, And Hence It Is Pre Sumed, That The Present Summary Of Their Discoveries May Be Received As An Acceptable Introduction To His Celebrated History Of AmericaAbout The PublisherForgotten Books Publishes Hundreds Of Thousands Of Rare And Classic Books Find At ForgottenbooksThis Book Is A Reproduction Of An Important Historical Work Forgotten Books Uses State Of The Art Technology To Digitally Reconstruct The Work, Preserving The Original Format Whilst Repairing Imperfections Present In The Aged Copy In Rare Cases, An Imperfection In The Original, Such As A Blemish Or Missing Page, May Be Replicated In Our Edition We Do, However, Repair The Vast Majority Of Imperfections Successfully Any Imperfections That Remain Are Intentionally Left To Preserve The State Of Such Historical Works
North Ludlow Beamish 31 December 1797 27 April 1872 , was an Irish military writer and antiquary.He was the third son of William Beamish, Esq., of Beaumont House, County Cork.In November 1816 he obtained a commission in the 4th Royal Irish Dragoon Guards, in which corps he purchased a troop in 1823 In 1825 he published an English translation of a small cavalry manual written by Count Friedrich Wilhelm von Bismarck, a distinguished officer then engaged in the reorganisation of the Wurtemberg cavalry Beamish s professional abilities brought him to notice, and he received a half pay majority in the following year Whilst attached to the vice regal suite in Hanover he subsequently published a translation of Count von Bismarck s Lectures on Cavalry, with original notes, in which he suggested various changes soon after adopted in the British cavalry He also completed and edited a history of the King s German Legion from its formation in the British service in 1803 to its disbandment in 1816, which was published in England in 1834 7, and is a model of military compilations of its class.After quitting Hanover Beamish devoted much attention to Norse antiquities, and in 1841 published a summary of the researches of Professor Carl Christian Rafn, relative to the discovery of America by the Northmen in the tenth century Although the fact had been notified as early as 1828 in a letter in Niles Register, Boston, U.S , it was very little known Beamish s modest volume not only popularised the discovery by epitomising the principal details in Rafn s great work Antiquitates American Copenhagen, 1837 , but it contains, in the shape of translations from the Sagas, one of the best summaries of Icelandic historical literature anywhere to be found within an equal space Beamish, like his younger brother, Richard, who was at one time in the Grenadier guards, was a Fellow of the Royal Society and an associate of various learned bodies.He died at Annmount, co Cork, on 27 April 1872.
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- The Discovery of America by the Northmen, in the Tenth Century: With Notices of the Early Settlements of the Irish in the Western Hemisphere (Classic Reprint)
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