Wall of England : The Channel's 2000 Year History. First Edition in dustjacket.

By: BRADFORD, Ernle

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BRADFORD, Ernle. Wall of England : The Channel's 2000 Years of History. London : Country Life Limited, (1966). First Printing. Pp. (4),5-112, + 24 pp plates. Illustrated. Map endpapers. 8vo, blue cloth with gilt lettering to spine.

A popular illustrated account of the effect of the Channel on the development of British character.

"Through the centuries it has been the moat against many enemies, the arena of battling navies, the highway of trade, the jumping-off point for countless of ventures across the world, the way of life of a great maritime race. On the 'Chops of the Channel' Britain has fought not only agains tht might of foreigners -- French, Spanish- Dutch -- but alkso against the natural hazards of gale and fog. [...] Ernle Bradford tells of the activities of the press gang, the long struggles between smugglers and Excisemen and the spread of the sport of yachting in the 'off-shore islands of Europe'." - from the dustjacket.

1. Birth of the Channel;
2. Early History;
3. Ports and Ships;
4. Gateway to the Ocean;
5. Centuries of Change;
6. Wars and Trade;
7. The Age of Sail;
8. The World Wars;
9. The Yachtsman's Channel;
10. Peace at Last.
With index.

Very good in crisp, unclipped dustjacket. 20.00

Title: Wall of England : The Channel's 2000 Year History. First Edition in dustjacket.

Author Name: BRADFORD, Ernle

Categories: 888,

Publisher: Country Life, London, 1966,: 1966

Seller ID: 109234

Keywords: NAUTICAL MERCANTILE SHIPPING NAVAL UNITED KINGDOM COASTWISE BRITISH HISTORY ENGLISH CHANNEL,