Great Harry's Navy


    War (other)

    Great Harry's Navy

    How Henry VIII Gave England Sea Power

    Geoffrey Moorhouse

    Phoenix 2005

    Paperback 400pp

    9781407248677   Product Code: 18199

    Henry VIII's significant achievements have been unfairly overshadowed by his turbulent personal and political life, but one of his most lasting legacies was the creation of the Royal Navy. When he ascended the throne in 1509, the national fleet comprised just five ships; when he died there were over fifty: this study explains why and how that transformation was achieved.

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