A Brief History of British Sea Power

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The British did not take to water like ducks, for centuries doing little but cling to coastal waters. The Romans and Vikings knocked spots of us as seamen, and the English upper classes saw seafaring as mercantile and beneath them. In the 20th century, the British navy was twice as big as any other. This account contains anecdotes and humor.

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Book Description Little, Brown Book Group, United Kingdom, 2003. Paperback. Condition: New. UK ed.. Language: English . Brand New Book. The British did not take to water like ducks, for centuries doing little but cling to coastal waters. The Romans and Vikings knocked spots of us as seamen, and the English upper classes saw seafaring as mercantile and beneath them. Britain s success at sea began with Elizabeth I and the defeat of the Armada, thanks to superior gunnery and seamanship. Elizabeth employed practical seamen like Hawkins and Drake - and they repaid her trust. Howarth reconstructs the expansion of trade routes and the great 18th - century days of the line of battle ships. With Napoleon s fall, the British were free to expand, and their prestige rose so high that sea warfare almost ceased as British ships patrolled the oceans. In the 20th century, the British navy was twice as big as any other. Full of anecdote, erudition and humour, this is a classic account. Seller Inventory # AWC9781841197920

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Book Description Little, Brown Book Group, United Kingdom, 2003. Paperback. Condition: New. UK ed.. Language: English . Brand New Book. The British did not take to water like ducks, for centuries doing little but cling to coastal waters. The Romans and Vikings knocked spots of us as seamen, and the English upper classes saw seafaring as mercantile and beneath them. Britain s success at sea began with Elizabeth I and the defeat of the Armada, thanks to superior gunnery and seamanship. Elizabeth employed practical seamen like Hawkins and Drake - and they repaid her trust. Howarth reconstructs the expansion of trade routes and the great 18th - century days of the line of battle ships. With Napoleon s fall, the British were free to expand, and their prestige rose so high that sea warfare almost ceased as British ships patrolled the oceans. In the 20th century, the British navy was twice as big as any other. Full of anecdote, erudition and humour, this is a classic account. Seller Inventory # AWC9781841197920

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Book Description Robinson, 2003. 2-82. Condition: New. Before the reign of Elizabeth I, Britons showed little appetite to explore the seas beyond their own shores; but from the 16th century Britain's naval power began to grow steadily. From fifth-century skin boats to the battleships of the Second World War, this maritime history charts how a tradition of seamanship evolved in Britain, and how the exploits of merchant adventurers and naval warriors contributed to achieving a total domination of the seas after 1815. Seller Inventory # 222411

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Book Description Little, Brown Book Group. Condition: New. How the island eventually fell in love with ships and the sea Series: Brief Histories. Num Pages: 384 pages, illustrations, maps. BIC Classification: 1DBK; HBTM; WGG. Category: (U) Tertiary Education (US: College). Dimension: 197 x 130 x 30. Weight in Grams: 394. . 2003. UK ed. Paperback. . . . . Books ship from the US and Ireland. Seller Inventory # V9781841197920

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