In Nelson's Wake: The Navy And The Napoleonic Wars

October 24, 2017|
In Nelson's Wake: The Navy And The Napoleonic Wars by James Davey
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Battles, blockades, convoys, raids: how the indefatigable British Royal Navy ensured Napoleon’s ultimate defeat

Horatio Nelson’s celebrated victory over the French at the Battle of Trafalgar in 1805 presented Britain with an unprecedented command of the seas. Yet the Royal Navy’s role in the struggle against Napoleonic France was far from over. This groundbreaking book asserts that, contrary to the accepted notion that the Battle of Trafalgar essentially completed the Navy’s task, the war at sea actually intensified over the next decade, ceasing only with Napoleon’s final surrender.
 
In this dramatic account of naval contributions between 1803 and 1815, James Davey offers original and exciting insights into the Napoleonic wars and Britain’s maritime history. Encompassing Trafalgar, the Peninsular War, the War of 1812, the final campaign against Napoleon, and many lesser known but likewise crucial moments, the book sheds light on the experiences of individuals high and low, from admiral and captain to sailor and cabin boy. The cast of characters also includes others from across Britain—dockyard workers, politicians, civilians—who made fundamental contributions to the war effort, and in so doing, both saved the nation and shaped Britain’s history.
James Davey is curator of naval history at the National Maritime Museum, Greenwich. He lives in Greenwich, London.
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Title:In Nelson's Wake: The Navy And The Napoleonic WarsFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:440 pages, 7.75 X 5 X 0.68 inShipping dimensions:440 pages, 7.75 X 5 X 0.68 inPublished:24 octobre 2017Publisher:Yale University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:030022883X

ISBN - 13:9780300228830

Appropriate for ages: All ages

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