A Brief History of British Sea Power

    A Brief History of British Sea Power

    David Howarth

    Robinson 2003

    Paperback 472pp Illustrated

    9781841197920   Product Code: 22411

    Before the reign of Elizabeth I, Britons showed little appetite to explore the seas beyond their own shores; but from the 16th century Britain's naval power began to grow steadily. From fifth-century skin boats to the battleships of the Second World War, this maritime history charts how a tradition of seamanship evolved in Britain, and how the exploits of merchant adventurers and naval warriors contributed to achieving a total domination of the seas after 1815.

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