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The ISLAND NATION WAS ABLEISLAND NATION WAS ABLE OUT nation was able to out its powerful continental rivals Another academic paper pusher giving the World something relevant in exchange A coerência textual for a better tax payer sponsored pension plan In this case Rodger has gone through the pains of interviewing both sailors and officersrom the 700s and their service So in this case Rodger brings never seen before information about something others have already pushed dull papers Superbly researched and densely detailed history of military use of naval vessels Write Your Novel!: Tips from a Bestseller from the days of Alfred the Great up to the execution of Charles I As Rodger points out it is not really a history of the British Navy as we understand that term Until the last half century covered by this book there is no such thing The navy consisted of privateers commandeered merchant vessels etcTheirst half the textwhich totals only 434 pages the other two hundred pages consisting of appendices with lists of when ships were built commanders naval terms and notes covering up to the Tudor era is Dogs Behaving Badly fairly dry and academic There is little else that can be done with this part. The great Spanish Armada in the reign of Elizabeth I this volume touches on some of the most colorful characters in British history It also providesascinating details on naval construction logistics health diet and weaponry A splendid book It combines impressively detailed research with breadth of perceptionRodger has prepared an admirable historical record that will be read and reread in the years ahead Times Lond. II is not available The book was surprising to me because I hadn t realized how little of a navy they had or much of their history For much of the time ships were just borrowed rom the often merchant owners If they were damaged or destroyed in were just borrowed Revenge of the Land: A Century of Greed, Tragedy, and Murder on a Saskatchewan Farm from the often merchant owners If they were damaged or destroyed in battle there was generally no compensationrom the crown There often weren t trained personel just impressed persons and gentlemen to lead The book didn t thrill me
there was unsurprisingly too much detail about ship building maintenance That was my law though not the book s This is a magisterial work of naval history part of a two volume set The book begins With Medieval England And Ends medieval England and ends the English Civil War Rodger covers technological innovation how the navy was raised and places naval engagement in wider historical context In later chapters the book addresses given periods in separate chapters on social history administration and operational history The structure allows the reader to get a coherent picture of not only the Navy Royal but also the life of the sailor The author ocuses a lot of energy on administration because it was a major source of. Inent naval historian has undertaken a comprehensive account of the history and traditions of this most essential institution N A M Rodger has produced a superb work combining scholarship with narrative that demonstrates how the political and social history of Britain has been inextricably intertwined with the strength or weakness of her seapower From the early military campaigns against the Vikings to the defeat of. This is a very large book with a great deal of detail and should appeal strictly to those with a lot of time on their hands and a burning interest in the history of the British NavyThe irst part of the book up to 1509 when Henry VIII arrives is just bits and pieces of trivia so little is actually known After that point uite a bit is known and most of it is a tale of gross incompetence and corruptionThe British Navy which in this Mindful Living with Aspergers Syndrome first of two volumes is really the English Navy was mainly run by Lords who bought their offices with the primary interest of stealing as much money as possibleWe have Parliament to thankor the detailed knowledge of the corruption DUE TO INVESTIGATIONS CONDUCTED AND REPORTS to investigations conducted and reports to document the thievery The monarchs would simply ignore the reports since they had sold the offices to the thieving Lords ully understanding why the Lord was buying the office in the irst place Only Elizabeth comes off The Habitat Guide to Birding fairly well in the Author s opinionI am not sure I will try to read Volume II covering the historyrom 1650 to the present day since Volume I was so discouraging a readProblem solved Volume. Throughout the chronicle of Britain's history one Space Kid factor above all others has determined theate of kings the security of trade and the integrity of the realm Without its navy Britain would have been a weakling among the nations of Europe could never have built or maintained the empire and in all likelihood would have been overrun by nations of Europe could never have built or maintained the empire and in all likelihood would have been overrun by armies of Napoleon and Hitler Now Circumstantial Evidence: Death, Life, and Justice in a Southern Town for theirst time in nearly a century a prom. ,since there was unsurprisingly too much detail about ship building maintenance
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