EMPIRE OF THE SEAS

EMPIRE OF THE SEAS

EMPIRE OF THE SEAS

by Gareth Williams

 

EMPIRE OF THE SEAS by Gareth Williams

EMPIRE OF THE SEAS

The year 1588 marked a turning point in our national story. Victory over the Spanish Armada transformed us into a seafaring nation and it sparked a myth that one day would become a reality - that the nation's new destiny, the source of her future wealth and power lay out on the oceans. This book tells the story of how the navy expanded from a tiny force to become the most complex industrial enterprise on earth; how the need to organise it laid the foundations of our civil service and our economy; and how it transformed our culture, our sense of national identity and our democracy.

Brian Lavery's narrative explores the navy's rise over four centuries; a key factor in propelling Britain to its status as the most powerful nation on earth, and assesses the turning point of Jutland and the First World War. He creates a compelling read that is every bit as engaging as the TV series itself.

EMPIRE OF THE SEAS
  • Format: Paperback | 336 pages
  • Dimensions: 129 x 198 x 27.94mm | 342g
  • Publication date: 04 Jun 2019
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • Imprint: Osprey Publishing
  • Publication City/Country: New York, United Kingdom
  • Language: English
  • Edition Statement: Reprint
  • ISBN10: 1472835603
  • ISBN13: 9781472835604
  • Bestsellers rank: 628,684
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