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Albans, by whom he has two sons and as many daughters. His publications are:—"Stories for my Children," 1869; "Crackers for Christmas," 1870; "Moonshine," 1871; "Tales at Tea-time," 1872; "Queer Folk," 1873; "Whispers from Fairyland," 1874; "River Legends, or River Thames and Father Rhine," 1874; "Higgledy-Piggledy; or, Stories for Everybody and Everybody's Children," 1875; "Uncle Joe's Stories," 1878; and "Ferdinand's Adventure," 1883.

BRACKENBURY, Charles Booth, born at Bayswater, Nov. 7, 1831, and educated at the Royal Military Academy, Woolwich, was appointed Second Lieutenant Royal Artillery, 19th Dec., 1850; First Lieutenant 27th Sept. 1852; Second Captain 17th Nov. 1857; First Captain 9th Feb. 1855. He has been an Assistant Instructor in Artillery at the Royal Military Academy, and Assistant Director of Artillery Studies, and is now in the Depot Brigade, R.A., at Sheerness. Captain Brackenbury was present at the siege of Sebastopol, and went through the Bohemian campaign of 1866, and the campaign of Le Mans with the army of Prince Frederick Charles in 1871. He is the author of "European Armaments in 1867;" "The Constitutional Forces of Great Britain;" "Foreign Armies and Home Reserves," 1871, being a collection of letters to the Times on the campaigns of 1866 and 1870–71; "The Winter Campaign of Prince Frederick Charles in 1870–71;" and "Reforms in the French Army," translated in the Intelligence Department, Horse Guards, War Office, 1874.

BRACKENBURY, Colonel Henry, C.B., R.A., born at Bolingbroke, Lincolnshire, Sept. 1, 1837, was educated at Tonbridge, Eton, and Woolwich. He was appointed to the Royal Artillery in April, 1856; and served in the suppression of the Indian Mutiny in 1857–58. Subsequently he was appointed to the staff of the Royal Military Academy at Woolwich, first as officer for discipline, then as Instructor in Artillery, finally as Professor of Military History. He served throughout the Franco-German war as chief representative of the British National Society for aid to sick and wounded in war; received the Iron Cross from the Emperor of Germany; and was made Officer of the Legion of Honour by the French Government, and Knight of the First Class of the Bavarian Order of St. Michael. Being appointed Military Secretary to Sir Garnet Wolseley, he served with him throughout the Ashanti Campaign, 1873–4. He served as a member of a special mission to Natal in 1875; was Assistant Adjutant-General to the Cyprus Expeditionary Force in 1878; and raised and organised the Cyprus Military Police. In 1879 he accompanied Sir G. Wolseley to South Africa as Military Secretary, and later succeeded Sir G. Colley as Chief of the Staff, in which capacity he served throughout the closing operations of the Zulu war and the campaign against Sekukuni. In 1880 he was appointed Private Secretary to the Viceroy of India, and returned to England with the Earl of Lytton, on his resignation. He was Military Attaché to the British Embassy at Paris from Jan., 1881, to May, 1882, when he was appointed Assistant Under-Secretary for Ireland, to deal with all matters relating to police and crime in that country. He resigned the latter post, however, on July 19, 1882. He is the author of "Fanti and Ashanti," 1873; "Narrative of the Ashanti War;" and of several military pamphlets.

BRADDON, Miss Mary Elizabeth, popular novelist, daughter of Mr. Henry Braddon, solicitor, who contributed to the old Sporting Magazine under the noms de guerre of "Gilbert Forrester" and "A