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Earl Frederick Sleigh Roberts Roberts

Field Marshal Frederick Sleigh Roberts, 1st Earl Roberts, (30 September 1832 – 14 November 1914) was a British Victorian era general who became one of the most successful British military commanders of his time. Born in India to an Anglo-Irish family, Roberts joined the East India Company Army and served as a young officer in the Indian Rebellion during which he won a Victoria Cross for gallantry. He was then transferred to the British Army and fought in the Expedition to Abyssinia and the Second Anglo-Afghan War, in which his exploits earned him widespread fame. Roberts would go on to serve as the Commander-in-Chief, India before leading British Forces to success in the Second Boer War. He also became the last Commander-in-Chief of the Forces before the post was abolished in 1904.

A man of small stature, Roberts was affectionately known to his troops and the wider British public as "Bobs" and revered as one of Britain's leading military figures at a time when the British Empire reached the height of its power. He became a symbol for the British Army and in later life became an influential proponent of the increasing threat that the German Empire posed to Britain in the lead up to the First World War.

Birth and Death Data: Born September 30th, 1832 (Kanpur), Died November 14th, 1914 (Saint-Omer)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1913

Roles Represented in DAHR: speaker

Recordings

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Gramophone z7413f 12-in. 7/14/1913 Address on the National Service Earl Frederick Sleigh Roberts Roberts Speech speaker  
Gramophone z7414f 12-in. 7/14/1913 Address on the National Service Earl Frederick Sleigh Roberts Roberts Speech speaker  
Gramophone z7415f 12-in. 7/14/1913 Address on the National Service Earl Frederick Sleigh Roberts Roberts Speech speaker  
Gramophone z7416f 12-in. 7/14/1913 Address on the National Service Earl Frederick Sleigh Roberts Roberts Speech speaker  
Gramophone z7417f 12-in. 7/14/1913 Address on the National Service Earl Frederick Sleigh Roberts Roberts Speech speaker  
Gramophone z7418f 12-in. 7/14/1913 Address on the National Service Earl Frederick Sleigh Roberts Roberts Speech speaker  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Roberts, Frederick Sleigh Roberts, Earl," accessed October 28, 2020, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/102096.

Roberts, Frederick Sleigh Roberts, Earl. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved October 28, 2020, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/102096.

"Roberts, Frederick Sleigh Roberts, Earl." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2020. Web. 28 October 2020.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/102096

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