The Safeguard of the Sea: A Naval History of Britain 660-1649 by N A M Rodger

The Safeguard of the Sea: A Naval History of Britain 660-1649

byN A M Rodger

Kobo ebook | October 7, 2004

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Throughout Britain's history, one factor above all others has determined the fate of the nation: its navy. N. A. M. Rodger's definitive account reveals how the political and social progress of Britain has been inextricably intertwined with the strength - and weakness - of its sea power, from the desperate early campaigns against the Vikings to the defeat of the great Spanish Armada. Covering policy, strategy, ships, recruitment and weapons, this is a superb tapestry of nearly 1,000 years of maritime history.

'No other historian has examined the subject in anything like the detail found here. The result is an outstanding example of narrative history' Barry Unsworth, Sunday Telegraph

Title:The Safeguard of the Sea: A Naval History of Britain 660-1649Format:Kobo ebookPublished:October 7, 2004Publisher:Penguin Books LtdLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:014191257X

ISBN - 13:9780141912578

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from A brilliant book about so much more than ships Rodger covers the start of the British Navy from the start of Elizabeth 1's reign. By breaking the book into the social and economic changes the building of the navy brought he paints a fascinating and engaging picture. Much, much, more interesting than it sounds and a real page turner.
Date published: 2015-08-27