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The Naval Chronology of Great Britain: Or, An Historical Account of Naval and Maritime Events from 1803 to 1816

James Ralfe

Published by Cambridge University Press
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Title: The Naval Chronology of Great Britain: Or, ...

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

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Paperback. 336 pages. Dimensions: 9.0in. x 6.0in. x 0.9in.James Ralfe (fl. 1820-1829) was a historian best remembered for this comprehensive history of British naval involvement in the Napoleonic Wars. First published in 1820 and intended as a successor and continuation of Captain Isaac Schombergs history of the navy, Naval Chronology, Ralfes work is remarkably detailed, using first-hand accounts of naval engagements taken from interviews with officers and sailors in addition to contemporary official naval documents. Chronologically by year, Ralfe notes and explains major parliamentary proceedings relating to the navy, lists the serving flag officers for the given year, and describes naval battles and engagements, arranged according to location. The innovative structure of these volumes, with detailed descriptions of naval battles, provide a valuable reference for the study of the British navy during the Napoleonic Wars. Volume 1 covers 1803-1806. This item ships from multiple locations. Your book may arrive from Roseburg,OR, La Vergne,TN. Bookseller Inventory # 9781108022606

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Synopsis: James Ralfe (fl. 1820?1829) was a historian best remembered for this comprehensive history of British naval involvement in the Napoleonic Wars. First published in 1820 and intended as a successor and continuation of Captain Isaac Schomberg's history of the navy, Naval Chronology, Ralfe's work is remarkably detailed, using first-hand accounts of naval engagements taken from interviews with officers and sailors in addition to contemporary official naval documents. Chronologically by year, Ralfe notes and explains major parliamentary proceedings relating to the navy, lists the serving flag officers for the given year, and describes naval battles and engagements, arranged according to location. The innovative structure of these volumes, with detailed descriptions of naval battles, provide a valuable reference for the study of the British navy during the Napoleonic Wars. Volume 1 covers 1803?1806.

Book Description: James Ralfe (fl. 1820?1829) was a historian remembered for this comprehensive history of the British navy between 1803 and 1816. First published in 1820, these volumes contain details of major naval engagements arranged chronologically, providing a valuable reference for study of naval history. Volume 1 covers 1803?1806.

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