Empire, Technology and Seapower: Royal Navy crisis in the age of Palmerston (Cass Series: Naval Policy and History)

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This book examines British naval diplomacy from the end of the Crimean War to the American Civil War, showing how the mid-Victorian Royal Navy suffered serious challenges during the period.

Many recent works have attempted to depict the mid-Victorian Royal Navy as all-powerful, innovative, and even self-assured. In contrast, this work argues that it suffered serious challenges in the form of expanding imperial commitments, national security concerns, precarious diplomatic relations with European Powers and the United States, and technological advancements associated with the armoured warship at the height of the so-called 'Pax Britannica'.

Utilising a wealth of international archival sources, this volume explores the introduction of the monitor form of ironclad during the American Civil War, which deliberately forfeited long-range power-projection for local, coastal command of the sea. It looks at the ways in which the Royal Navy responded to this new technology and uses a wealth of international primary and secondary sources to ascertain how decision-making at Whitehall affected that at Westminster. The result is a better-balanced understanding of Palmerstonian diplomacy from the end of the Crimean War to the American Civil War, the early evolution of the modern capital ship (including the catastrophic loss of the experimental sail-and-turret ironclad H.M.S. Captain), naval power-projection, and the nature of 'empire', 'technology', and 'seapower'.

This book will be of great interest to all students of the Royal Navy, and of maritime and strategic studies in general.

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Howard J. Fuller is Senior Lecturer of War Studies at the University of Wolverhampton (UK), Associate Editor for the International Journal of Naval History and the author of Clad in Iron: The American Civil War and the Challenge of British Naval Power (2007).

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'Regardless of which side of this historiographic debate readers ultimately choose, Fuller's work pushes scholars to continue to reevaluate our understanding of technology and its ramifications on naval strategy and foreign policy.' -- The Journal of Military History

'Regardless of which side of this historiographic debate readers ultimately choose, Fuller's work pushes scholars to continue to reevaluate our understanding of technology and its ramifications on naval strategy and foreign policy.' -- The Journal of Military History

    '...Fuller successfully combines an analysis of innovation and change in naval hardware with a wide-ranging and detailed account of the politics of naval supremacy.' -- Professor Miles Taylor, University of York , The Mariner’s Mirror

    'Howard Fuller’s work here has insights for naval thinkers and strategists today.' -- Professor John Kuehn, U.S. Army Command and General Staff College, Naval Historical Foundation

    'Howard Fuller...offers a fresh examination of the mid-nineteenth century Royal Navy in a study that synthesizes the interplay of technology, naval strategy and party politics as played out in the era of Viscount Palmerston, British prime minister between 1855-58 and 1859-65. This reviewer...has no reservations in recommending the work. Historians will appreciate a succinct recounting of the transition from sail to steam and its place in broader British affairs.' -- Dr. Joseph Moretz, British Commission for Military History,  International Journal of Naval History

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