Oxford Illustrated History of the Royal Navy. First Edition in dustjacket


HILL, J.R., (ed.). The Oxford Illustrated History of the Royal Navy. Consultant editor: Bryan Ranft. (Oxford) : Oxford University Press, 1995. First Printing. Pp (4),[v]-xiv,(2),1-480,+ 16 pp of colour plates. Large 8vo, bluecloth, gilt lettering to spine. "Written by an international team of exper ts, this lavishly illustrated volume--boasting more than 200 pictures, including sixteen pages of color plates--provides a superb chronicle of the Royal Navy's glorious history. Everything is here--from the building of the Mary Rose, the first great man-of-war, sunk in 1545 (and recently rediscovered); to the Elizabethan navy led by such adventurers as Sir Francis Drake and Sir John Hawkins; to the defeat of the Spanish Armada and the great sea battles at Leghorn and Scheveningen and Trafalgar; to the great admirals, such as Robert Blake, the finest seaman of the commonwealth period, and of course Horatio Nelson, the greatest fighting officer in the history of the Royal Navy. Throughout, the contributors illuminate the Navy's evolving strategy, operations, ship and weapon construction, organization, manning, training, and status in society from medieval times to the present day. And theytake great care to place this stirring history against the social, economi c, and political climate of the time. There is even a fascinating look at the Royal Navy's role in exploration and discovery, from the great scientific voyages of Captain James Cook, to the travels of the Beagle to the Galapagos, Tahiti, New Zealand, and Australia, with Charles Darwin on board." Contents : 1. The Wall of England, to 1500 (by Susan Rose); 2. From the King'sShips to the Royal Navy 1500-1642 (by David Loades); 3. A Permanent Nation al Maritime Fighting Force, 1642-1689 (by J.D. Davies); 4. The Struggle with France, 1690-1815 (by John B. Hattendorf); 5. The Eighteenth-century Navyas a National Institution, 1690-1815 (by Daniel A. Baugh); 6. The Shield o f Empire, 1815-1895 (by Andrew Lambert); 7. Wood, Sail, and Cannonballs to Steel, Steam, and Shells, 1815-1895 (by David K. Brown); 8. Endeavour, Discovery, and Idealism, 1760-1895 (by Roger Morris); 9. Life and Education in a Technically Evolving Navy, 1815-1925 (by John Winton); 10. The BattleshipFleet: The Test of War, 1895-1919 (by James Goldrick); 11. Retrenchment, R ethinking, Revival, 1919-1939 (by Geoffrey Till); 12. A Service Vindicated,1939-1946 (by Eric J. Grove); 13. The Realities of Medium Power 1946 to th e Present (by J.R. Hill); 14. The Royal Navy and the Post-war Naval Revolution, 1946 to the Present (by Norman Friedman). W ith Chronology, further reading, and index. ADDITIONAL SHIPPING CHARGES WILL APPLY DUE TO ITS WEIGHT.Very good in lightly worn dustjacket. 30.00

Title: Oxford Illustrated History of the Royal Navy. First Edition in dustjacket

Author Name: HILL, J.R., (ed.). LAMBERT, Andrew FRIEDMAN, Norman WINTON, John

Categories: 84,

Publisher: Oxford University Press, Oxford, 1995, ISBN:0192116754:

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Keywords: NAUTICAL ROYAL NAVY RN NAVAL BRITISH ENGLISH HISTORY GERMAN FRENCH BATTLESHIPS UNITED KINGDOM,