Cromwell's Navy: The Fleet and the English Revolution, 1648-1660 / Edition 1

Cromwell's Navy: The Fleet and the English Revolution, 1648-1660 / Edition 1

by Bernard S. Capp, Capp
     
 

ISBN-10: 0198203934

ISBN-13: 9780198203933

Pub. Date: 12/28/1992

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

In this book Capp explores the nature and role of the navy during the English Revolution. After the king's execution in 1649, the navy's leadership was drastically remodelled, with republican and Puritan outsiders being brought into key positions. Capp examines the fleet's part in the political history of the period, both domestic and international, and its

Overview

In this book Capp explores the nature and role of the navy during the English Revolution. After the king's execution in 1649, the navy's leadership was drastically remodelled, with republican and Puritan outsiders being brought into key positions. Capp examines the fleet's part in the political history of the period, both domestic and international, and its intervention in the critical months before the Restoration. He also surveys the navy's social life—the characteristics of the officers and seamen, volunteers and the press gang, as well as the mental world of the seventeenth-century mariner.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780198203933
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
12/28/1992
Edition description:
REPRINT
Pages:
432
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.97(d)

Table of Contents

1. Introduction
Part 1: The revolt of 1648
2. The Navy New-Modelled
3. Gunboat Diplomacy and War, 1652-1660
4. Politics and the Navy, 1649-1658
Part 2: Naval Officers: A Social Profile
5. The Floating Commonwealth
6. Manning the Fleet
7. Saints Afloat? Religion in the Fleet
Part 3: The Navy and the Restoration
8. The Legacy of the Commonwealth
9. Conclusion
Sources
Notes

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