The Royal Navy: Its Influence in English History and in the Growth of Empire

The Royal Navy: Its Influence in English History and in the Growth of Empire

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John Leyland
Cambridge University Press, 3/22/2012
EAN 9781107632714, ISBN10: 1107632714

Paperback, 178 pages, 20.3 x 12.7 x 1 cm
Language: English

Originally published during the early part of the twentieth century, the Cambridge Manuals of Science and Literature were designed to provide concise introductions to a broad range of topics. They were written by experts for the general reader and combined a comprehensive approach to knowledge with an emphasis on accessibility. The Royal Navy by John Leyland was first published in 1914. The book contains an account of the nature, character and development of the British Navy, revealing its roles in maintaining the security of the country and supporting the growth of the Empire.

1. The sea and the making of England
2. The conqueror's sea power
3. How mediaeval battles were fought
4. Ships and men
5. The age of maritime discovery and the overthrow of Spain
6. The transition navy. Tudors and Stuarts
7. The new contest for dominion. The first Dutch War
8. The Restoration navy and the close of the Dutch Wars
9. The revolution of 1688. The beginning of the French Wars
10. Naval supremacy and fleet decay
11. Anson and Hawke. The regenerated navy
12. The Seven Years' War and world dominion
13. The War of American Independence
14. The French Revolution. Howe. Projects of invasion and the mutinies
15. Nelson, the Mediterranean and the Nile. The Peace of Amiens
16. Ideas and plans of Bonaparte
17. The campaign of Trafalgar
18. The fruits of victory
19. Conclusions