An epic history of the Royal Navy from the Spanish Armada to the present tells the story of how the British dominated the world and laid the foundation for the modern age.An epic history of the Royal Navy from the Spanish Armada to the present tells the story of how the British dominated the world and laid the foundation for the modern age.Read Less
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New in Fine jacket. Book. 6 1/4 By 9 1/2" 1st Edition, Extraordinary story of how Britain's Royal Navy allowed one nation to rise to power unprecedented in history. From its beginnings under Henry VIII & adventurers like John Hawkins & Francis Drake, the Royal Navy toppled one world economic system, built by Spain & Portugal after Christopher Columbus, and ushered in another--the one in which we still live today. In the sixteenth century, such men as Hawkins, Drake, and Martin Frobisher were all seekers after their own fortunes as well as servants of their nation. But at the moment of crisis in 1588, they were able to come together to thwart Philip II of Spain & his supposedly invincible Armada. In the seventeenth century, the navy became the key to victory in the English Civil War & played a leading role on the world stage in the years of the Commonwealth & Oliver Cromwell's Protectorate. DJ has slight damage to ends of spine.
This is an excellent book for the semi-serious historian, serious historian, or British Navy reader. Well and clearly written, with insight, a global view. An excellent addition to your library
Apr 9, 2007
A good history for those who love the tall ships
A good history for those who love the tall ships & know how God moved in the affairs of nations to prepare a world for the Missionary movements of the 17th and 18th centuries. It is well written, informative and entertaining.
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