The Naval Chronicle, published in 40 volumes between 1799 and 1818, is a key source for British maritime and military history. This reissue is the first complete printed reproduction of what was the most influential maritime publication of its day. The subjects covered range from accounts of battles and lists of ships to notices of promotions and marriages, courts martial and deaths, and biographies, poetry and letters. Each volume also contains engravings and charts relating to naval engagements and important harbours around the world. Volume 18 (1807) covers the Peace of Tilsit between France and Russia, a deterioration in Anglo-American relations, and the British attack on Copenhagen to seize the Danish fleet. Reports from Denmark include that of Sir Arthur Wellesley, and subsequent diplomatic exchanges. The volume also records the military attack on Montevideo, and the state of Anglo-Portuguese relations at the beginning of the Peninsular War.
|Publisher:||Cambridge University Press|
|Series:||Cambridge Library Collection - Naval Chronicle Series|
|Product dimensions:||5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 1.40(d)|
Table of Contents
Preface; Biographical memoirs; Naval anecdotes, commercial hints, recollections, etc.; Correspondence; Marine designs, naval portraits, etc. in the exhibition of the Royal Academy; Shipwrecks; Naval poetry; Naval history of the present year, 1807; Naval literature; State papers; Philosophical papers; Naval commercial report; Index.