Empire Of The Seas

Lavery, Brian


Brian Lavery tells the story of how the Royal Navy shaped the politics, culture, and economy of Britain, leaving its imprint on everything from our landscape to our democracy and even our very identity. Lavery looks at the hidden human stories behind the sea battles and also explores the darker chapters in the Navy’s past.

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Publish Date: 01/11/2018
ISBN: 9781472835604 Category: Tags: ,


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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Weight 342 g
Dimensions 198 × 129 × 27 mm






336 , 24 unnumbered of plates




359.00941 (edition:23)


General – Trade / Code: K