Empire of the Seas - How the Navy Forged the Modern World

Author(s): Brian Lavery

Military

The year 1588 marked a turning point in our national story. Victory over the Spanish Armada transformed us into a seafaring nation and it sparked a myth that one day would become a reality - that the nation's new destiny, the source of her future wealth and power lay out on the oceans. This book tells the story of how the navy expanded from a tiny force to become the most complex industrial enterprise on earth; how the need to organise it laid the foundations of our civil service and our economy; and how it transformed our culture, our sense of national identity and our democracy.

Brian Lavery's narrative explores the navy's rise over four centuries; a key factor in propelling Britain to its status as the most powerful nation on earth, and assesses the turning point of Jutland and the First World War. He creates a compelling read that is every bit as engaging as the TV series itself.

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General Fields

  • : 9781472835604
  • : Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • : Osprey Publishing
  • : November 2018
  • : --- length: - '7.795' width: - '5.079' units: - Inches
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : 336
  • : Brian Lavery
  • : Paperback
  • : English
  • : 359.00941