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t happen of course Exhaustive At least from when proper ecords start to show up Thehappen of course Exhaustive At least from when proper ecords start to show up The centuries are for obvious Bright Montana Sky reasons uite light on detail and of a broad brush summary of a big canvass This is a great scholarlyeference book for one of my Pancreatic Cancer: A Patient and His Doctor Balance Hope and Truth research projects but it is not for casualeading It s dense and detailed in its examination of the naval history of Britain from 660 to 1649 including operational administrative and social aspects A key theme of this boo A superbly written analytical and historical account of the Royal Navy from its original foundations under King Alfred to the martyrdom of King Charles The period of operations and administrations that plot the events of each chapter shows how the Navy developed in both political ways and in its warfare as a tool of policy and how the King s government protected the shores of England Drawing on all the available sources from the fastness of the National Maritime Museum Professor Rodger became one of the world s experts on the the greatest naval force that ever existed Life on board was hard discipline tough and ations often scarcely adeuate but the Royal Navy was the very first organization the world to have adeuate but the Royal Navy was the very first organization the world to have modern philosophy of promotion on merit Other evelations included how important the Navy was to king s like Henry V who used it comprehensively to assist his invasions of 15th century France But it was than a bunch of lawless privateers but also a uthless crew of competent seamen and dynamic master captains schooled in the arts of war The first volume charts the transition from soldiers on board to a fully fledged Navy after the Armada was driven off Elizabethan Protestant England understood the significance of an island nation surrounded by water could only earn a living by Merc. Inent naval historian has undertaken a comprehensive account of the history and traditions of this most essential institution N A M Rodger has produced a superb work combining scholarship with narrative that demonstrates how the political and social history of Britain has been inextricably intertwined with the strength or weakness of her seapower From the early military campaigns against the Vikings to the defeat of.
FREE DOWNLOAD The Safeguard of the Sea A Naval History of Britain 660 1649Antilist trading supported by an aggressive Navy The Civil Wars of early 17th century evealed just how protestant it truly was and how big city ports combined with uthless discipline would marshall all England to conuer the world s shipping lanes in the name of a parliamentary governance Ships became leaner longer and with a draft to cut through the water sail closer to the wind while English gunnery enowned early on for its devastating tactical effects England learnt from
richer nations how to build ships like the fast and well constructed and how marines could be put on boardnations how to build ships like the French fast and well constructed and how marines could be put on board expand on another English specialism Expeditionary forces From the medieval period marines or soldiers were landed in Bordeaux to defend trade with the western fringes of Europe Auitaine was a place where wine would become so essential to a trading empire filling up the yards of the port of London with goods This is a fantastic piece of history I ll spare you the bad nautical jokes but Rodger does a great job of demolishing a number of myths about the Britain and how it was shaped by the sea One might say they Rainer Maria Rilke: Gesammelte Werke (German Edition) run aground on shoals of his erudition I lied It s not a book for everyone but if you enjoyeading about victualing norse ship names and Tudor ship painting practices than there s certainly no better book than this Rodger is fantastically learned and the book ably shows how British social economic and political history was effected by the fortunes of its navy I ve ead this book at least 4 times and I ve learned something new and fascinating every time The only problem is that Rodger ends his book on
cliffhanger with the Navy being driven from England by the parliamentarians and I had to wait 8 years for the publication of Command of the Ocean to find out what happened next. The great Spanish Armada in the eign of Elizabeth I this volume touches on some of the most colorful characters in British history It also provides fascinating details on naval construction logistics health diet and weaponry A splendid book It combines impressively detailed esearch with breadth of perceptionRodger has prepared an admirable historical ecord that will be Taking to the Streets: The Transformation of Arab Activism read anderead in the years ahead Times Lond. A bit in depth than my USUAL READING FIRST OF THREE history Selling Beauty: Cosmetics, Commerce, and French Society, 1750–1830 reading First of three on the British navy including technology social and administrative framework as well as actual naval operations and each period is broken down into chapters focusing on the aboveI could imagine the book being five stars for a genuine history fanatic But since the topic is the British navy only this means that the casualeader ie me getsA Cliffhanger With The
A Relatively Large Amount Of Detail On Operations That Arerelatively large amount of detail on operations that are only to naval history and not directly significant to the larger picture while the overall background of the war or Men of Empire: Power and Negotiation in Venice's Maritime State reign is often brief Makes sense and I usually knew enough to keep up but I was straining my memory at timesSomeandom notes The best use of naval maneuvers prior through the middle ages was A Gift of Time: Continuing Your Pregnancy When Your Baby's Life Is Expected to Be Brief really as a sort of cavalry you could maneuver armies from point to point in ways that a land based army couldn t keep up with and chances of interception or even a warningeaching your target were minimal Hence the success of the Vikings as Bazaars, Conversations Freedom raiders With a couple exceptions English kings were utterly incompetent as naval strategists from 1066 to Elizabeth The best they did wasealize ships could provide logistical support but they constantly did idiotic things like landing troops in distant Auitaine to fight the French instead of threatening all of Normandy by landing at will Rodger s criticism of Edward I s castle building policy in Wales is so passionate it s phenomenally entertaining By 1588 the English navy had advanced so far that the Spanish battle plan for the Armada was uite literally to pray for a miracle They knew the English were better and expected to be slaughtered unless God gave them being good Catholics and all a sudden change in the weather at the perfect time to let them close wit. Throughout the chronicle of Britain's history one factor above all others has determined the fate of kings the security of trade and the integrity of the ealm Without its navy Britain would have been a weakling among the nations of Europe could never have built or maintained the empire and in all likelihood would have been overrun by the armies of Napoleon and Hitler Now for the first time in nearly a century a prom. ,
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