The Safeguard of the Seas: 660-1649 v. 1

The Safeguard of the Seas: 660-1649 v. 1 : Naval History of Britain

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In this text, Nicholas Rodger reveals the extent and power of Britain's navy since the 7th century.
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  • Paperback | 720 pages
  • 132 x 188 x 36mm | 557.92g
  • HarperCollins Publishers Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • 24 b/w plates
  • 000638840X
  • 9780006388401

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From the reviews of The Wooden World: 'The fullest, brightest and altogether most readable picture that I know of the Royal Navy that beat the Spanish and French navies in the Seven Years' War.' Richard Hough, Daily Telegraph 'This excellent book, both scholarly and readable, gives us a new approach to the 18th-century British Navy, which helps to explain its historic achievement and illuminates the society of which it was a characteristic and resounding expression throughout the world.' A. L. Rowse 'A deeply satisfying book firmly based on new evidence but highly readable; it is enlivened by a multitude of startling and hilarious incidents, recounted with style and wit, and a whole gallery of amazing characters, from ratings to admirals.' John Kenyon, Observer
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