The Safeguard of the Sea: A Naval History of Britain 660-1649

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Penguin UK, 07 հոկ, 2004 թ. - 744 էջ

Throughout Britain's history, one factor above all others has determined the fate of the nation: its navy. N. A. M. Rodger's definitive account reveals how the political and social progress of Britain has been inextricably intertwined with the strength - and weakness - of its sea power, from the desperate early campaigns against the Vikings to the defeat of the great Spanish Armada. Covering policy, strategy, ships, recruitment and weapons, this is a superb tapestry of nearly 1,000 years of maritime history.

'No other historian has examined the subject in anything like the detail found here. The result is an outstanding example of narrative history' Barry Unsworth, Sunday Telegraph

 

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THE SAFEGUARD OF THE SEA: A Naval History of Britain: 660-1649

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A comprehensive thousand-year chronicle of naval history around the British Isles and of the vital importance of sea power in safeguarding a realm that provided an inviting target for marauders ... Read full review

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While I'm really not qualified to judge the historical content--that's why I read this book, after all--Rodger is more transparent than many authors as he weighs the available sources, deciding what ... Read full review

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The Three Seas
TheFirst English Empires
ThePartition ofBritain
Fall of the House of Anjou
The Northern Wars
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8Decline andFall
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Captains and Admirals
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The Method of Jason
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21The Path toFame
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22Sailors for myMoney
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The Undertakings of a Maiden Queen
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24NoMore Drakes
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Operations 16031630
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Administration 16031630
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One and
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Administration 12161420
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12Change
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13Departed Dreams
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Precarious Isolation
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TheGalley and the Galleon
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TheCouncil of the Marine
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The Spanish
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The Advantage of Time and Place
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The Fall ofThree Kingdoms
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Conclusion
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APPENDIX IChronology
74
Admirals and Officials
74
References Glossary
250
Index
2026
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N.A.M. Rodger is Professor of Naval History at Exeter University and Anderson Senior Research Fellow, National Maritime Museum. He is the author of The Wooden World and The Admiralty. The second volume of his naval history of Britain, The Command of the Ocean, is published this month by Allen Lane.

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