Gordon Corrigan

Gordon Corrigan

Gordon Corrigan

Commissioned from The Royal Military Academy Sandhurst in 1962, Gordon Corrigan was an officer of the Royal Gurkha Rifles before retiring from the Army in 1998. He served mainly in the Far East, but also in Berlin, Cyprus, Belize and Northern Ireland. His last appointment was Commanding Officer of the Gurkha Centre in Hampshire. He is now a military historian. His television appearances include The Gurkhas, Napoleon’s Waterloo and Battlefield Detectives, and so far he has presented five series on various aspects of military history. He conducts military history study tours in France, Belgium, Germany, Italy, Holland, Spain, Portugal, India, Nepal, Pakistan, Egypt, Libya and Tunisia and is a regular lecturer on cruises with Noble Caledonia. He has lectured in the United States and is an Honorary Research Fellow of the Universities of Birmingham and Kent, a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society, a Fellow of the Royal Asiatic Society, a Member of the British Commission for Military History and a Liveryman of the Worshipful Company of Farriers. His hobbies are fox-hunting, long lunches and the Times crossword, not necessarily in that order.

I have my own web site which you can find at:

https://gordoncorrigan.com (Gordon Corrigan Lectures) where you will find a selection of Pay Per View lectures.

He is the author of:

Sepoys in the Trenches, The Indian Corps on the Western Front 1914 – 1915,       (Spellmount, 1999)

Wellington, A Military Life, (Hambledon & London, 2001)

Mud, Blood and Poppycock: Britain and the First World War (Cassell & Co, 2003)

Loos 1915, The Unwanted Battle (Spellmount, 2006)

Blood, Sweat and Arrogance – And The Myths of Churchill’s War (Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 2006)

The Second World War – A Military History (Atlantic books, 2010)

A Great and Glorious Adventure – a Military History of the Hundred Years War (Atlantic Books 2013)

Waterloo: a New History of the Battle and its Armies (Atlantic Books 2014)

England Expects: the Battle of Sluys (Endeavour Press Ltd 2016)

The Battle of Aegospotami (an e-book for Sharp Books 2021)

Lecture Subjects delivered by Webinar/Zoom:

gordoncorrigan@btinternet.com or 07703 356073


The American Civil War (2 Lectures)

The Art of War – and Where They Got It Wrong (the history of military portraiture)

Central Asia Today

Chinese Gordon – the Life and Death of General Charles Gordon

The Defeat of the Spanish Armada

Douglas Haig – Hero or Villian?

Frocks versus Brasshats – Civil Military Relations in the UK

Gallipoli 1915

Genghis Khan and the Making of an Empire

Gurkhas – Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow

Haig and Montgomery – A Comparison

Hannibal – History’s Greatest General

The Hundred Years War

The Indian Mutiny of 1857

King George’s Army – the British Army in the Napoleonic Wars

King George’s Navy – the Royal Navy in the Napoleonic Wars

Marshal Berthier – Napoleon’s Right Hand Man

Myth and Reality in the Great War

The Nuremberg Trials 1945/46

The Peloponnesian War – Athens versus Sparta

The Romanovs – Rulers of Russia for 300 Years

The Russo Japanese War 1904

A Short History of the Black Sea

Vladimir Putin and Russia Today

The Wars of the Roses

Waterloo – the Battle for Europe

Wellington, the Man

The Winter War – Russia and Finland 1939/40

Yalta 19145 – Prelude to the Cold War