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A Brief History of British Sea Power: How Britain Became Sovereign of the Seas

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A Brief History of British Sea Power: How Britain Became Sovereign of the Seas - Howarth, David
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The British did not take to water like ducks, for centuries doing little but cling to coastal waters. The Romans and Vikings knocked spots of us as seamen, and the English upper classes saw seafaring as mercantile and beneath them. Britain's success at sea began with Elizabeth I and the defeat of the Armada, thanks to superior gunnery and seamanship. Elizabeth employed practical seamen like Hawkins and Drake - and they repaid her trust. Howarth reconstructs the expansion of trade routes and the great 18th - century days of ...

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A Brief History of British Sea Power: How Britain Became Sovereign of the Seas 2003, Robinson Publishing, London

ISBN-13: 9781841197920

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