The Naval History of Great Britain: Volume 1

The Naval History of Great Britain: Volume 1 : A New Edition, with Additions and Notes, and an Account of the Burmese War and the Battle of Navarino

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William James (1780-1827) was a lawyer and naval historian best known for this magisterial history of the Royal Navy between 1793 and 1827. James began to research the role of the Royal Navy in the Revolutionary Wars, publishing five volumes between 1822 and 1824. This was expanded up to 1827 in later editions. In one of the most comprehensive histories of the Navy in the Napoleonic Wars ever published, James' rigorous research methodology using various contemporary sources provides detailed descriptions of the operations of the Royal Navy in the period. Fleet campaigns and minor engagements are discussed, with technical and tactical details of ships and battles also provided. These volumes (here reissued from the 1859 edition) remain an invaluable source of information for the history of the Royal Navy during this fascinating period. Volume 1 covers 1793-1796 and includes the Siege of more

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  • Online resource
  • Cambridge University Press (Virtual Publishing)
  • Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • 6 b/w illus. 4 tables
  • 1139198084
  • 9781139198080

Table of contents

Preface to the new edition; Author's preface; Editor's preface; 1. 1488 to 1792; 2. 1792-3. First French revolutionary war; 3. British and French fleets; 4. Light squadrons and single ships; 5. Colonial expeditions; 6. North America; 7. West Indies; 8. East Indies; 9. 1794. British and French fleets; 10. Light squadrons and single ships; 11. Colonial expeditions; 12. West Indies; 13. Coast of Africa; 14. 1795. British and French fleets; 15. British and Dutch fleets; 16. Light squadrons and single ships; 17. Colonial expeditions; 18. West Indies; 19. East Indies; 20. 1796. British and French fleets; 21. British and Spanish fleets; 22. British and Franco-Spanish fleets; 23. British and French fleets; 24. Light squadrons and single ships; 25. Colonial expeditions; 26. North America; 27. West Indies; 28. East Indies; more