Sir John Moore

Standard Name: Moore, Sir John


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Textual Production Mary Russell Mitford
MRM wrote a poem To the Memory of Sir John Moore, which she sent her father two days later, with apology for attempting a subject too grand for her.
Mitford, Mary Russell. The Life of Mary Russell Mitford: Told by Herself in Letters To Her Friends. L’Estrange, Alfred Guy KinghamEditor , Harper and Brothers, 1870.
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Textual Production Carola Oman
CO 's work on a series of leaders from the time of the Napoleonic wars resulted in an invitation to lecture to the Royal Society of Literature about reading the writings of Nelson , Collingwood
Theme or Topic Treated in Text Emma Parker
It opens with a brief eulogy of military commander John Moore , then moves to soldiers in the story landing at Portsmouth on their return from the Peninsular War. Many are badly wounded; one, a...
Theme or Topic Treated in Text Anna Jane Vardill
AJV translates from Sappho , Anacreon , Alcæus , Theocritus , Horace , and more recent poets: Petrarch and Camoens . She includes several charity poems: the one already published in aid of the Refuge for the Destitute


20 December 1808-13 January 1809
British forces under Sir John Moore (and the women accompanying them) suffered fearful hardship in retreating through the mountains towards Corunna in north-west Spain.