The Line Upon a Wind
The Great War at Sea, 1793–1815
Rockets, torpedoes and submarines were among the innovations in weapons technology first deployed during the 22 years of the Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars. This narrative history ranges from the Mediterranean to the West Indies, Egypt to Scandinavia, following Napoleon's great struggle against Nelson and the other extraordinary characters who adapted their abilities to the strategic and tactical demands of a new age of naval warfare.
Henry VIII, James IV and the Battle for Renaissance Britain
The decisive battle at Flodden Field in 1513 marked the climax of the personal and political tension between England’s Henry VIII and his brother-in-law James IV of Scotland. This book traces the origins and escalation of their rivalry, with analysis of the political and military manoeuvres leading up to Flodden. It ends with an account of the battle itself, which saw the first artillery exchange on a British battlefield, and an assessment of James’s level of responsibility for Scotland’s defeat.