Parameters of British Naval Power,1650-1850

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A searching collection of investigations into British naval power in the closing centuries of the sailing ship era. The discussions focus on the later seventeenth century strategy of a 'big ship' battlefleet; the setting up of a Western Squadron post-1689; naval recruiting; naval power and foreign policy; and the administration of the early Victorian navy and the coming of steam.

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Overview

A searching collection of investigations into British naval power in the closing centuries of the sailing ship era. The discussions focus on the later seventeenth century strategy of a 'big ship' battlefleet; the setting up of a Western Squadron post-1689; naval recruiting; naval power and foreign policy; and the administration of the early Victorian navy and the coming of steam.

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Editorial Reviews

Mariner's Mirror
"This book is certainly a welcome addition to the historiography of the Royal Navy." –Mariner's Mirror
Newsletter of South-West Maritime History Societies
“The editor has done well in assembling these stimulating and sometimes provocative essays on a common theme... The format is attractive and the references copious. It is much to be commended and sets a high standard for subsequent maritime studies to match.” –Newsletter of South-West Maritime History Societies
The Northern Mariner
“The volume provides a model of how such a collection of essays should be organised and can be read with pleasure and profit both by students of the period and by modern naval strategists.” –The Northern Mariner
War in History
“This collection of essays reflects the breadth and ambition of naval history in Britain. It raises a series of questions about our perception of naval power and demands that future historians should avoid both the simple triumphalist assumptions of the past and the equally flawed revisionism of more recent times. British policy was necessarily built on naval power, and the stateman and admirals of the period were experienced and generally able enough to make to make the most effective use of the limited opportunities provided by this particular form of power. We will only understand the role of the navy in British history if it is studied in breadth, depth and context. This volume is an encouraging sign. The University of Exeter is to be complimented for supporting the modern revival of scholarly naval history; the editor and contributors for a volume of quality essays.” –War in History
Mariner's Mirror

"This book is certainly a welcome addition to the historiography of the Royal Navy." –Mariner's Mirror

War in History

“This collection of essays reflects the breadth and ambition of naval history in Britain. It raises a series of questions about our perception of naval power and demands that future historians should avoid both the simple triumphalist assumptions of the past and the equally flawed revisionism of more recent times. British policy was necessarily built on naval power, and the stateman and admirals of the period were experienced and generally able enough to make to make the most effective use of the limited opportunities provided by this particular form of power. We will only understand the role of the navy in British history if it is studied in breadth, depth and context. This volume is an encouraging sign. The University of Exeter is to be complimented for supporting the modern revival of scholarly naval history; the editor and contributors for a volume of quality essays.” –War in History

The Northern Mariner

“The volume provides a model of how such a collection of essays should be organised and can be read with pleasure and profit both by students of the period and by modern naval strategists.” –The Northern Mariner

Newsletter of South-West Maritime History Societies

“The editor has done well in assembling these stimulating and sometimes provocative essays on a common theme... The format is attractive and the references copious. It is much to be commended and sets a high standard for subsequent maritime studies to match.” –Newsletter of South-West Maritime History Societies

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