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Davies, J. D.

Works: 58 works in 152 publications in 3 languages and 2,873 library holdings
Genres: History  Naval history  Fiction  Action and adventure fiction  Historical fiction  Sea stories  Sea fiction  Adventure stories  Biography  Sources 
Roles: Author, Composer
Classifications: PR6104.A863, 823.92
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Most widely held works about J. D Davies
Most widely held works by J. D Davies
Gentleman captain by J. D Davies( Book )

19 editions published between 2006 and 2018 in English and German and held by 1,027 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Having sunk the first man-of-war under his command within weeks, Matthew Quinton is determined to complete his second mission without loss of life or honor. His suspicion grows that the previous captain of the "Jupiter" was murdered and many among his crew have something to hide
The mountain of gold by J. D Davies( Book )

17 editions published between 2010 and 2018 in English and held by 724 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Beset by pirates, Knights of Malta, and saboteurs, Captain Matthew Quinton sails to Africa in pursuit of a mountain of gold in this rousing sequel to Gentleman Captain. 'A splendid addition to nautical adventure' sets sail again, this time for the coast of Africa. When a captured Barbary pirate saves his neck with a tall tale of a fabled mountain of gold, Captain Matthew Quinton has his doubts. But King Charles II can't resist the chance to outstrip the Dutch with a limitless source of wealth. With the devious pirate O'Dwyer in tow, Quinton embarks on a voyage beyond the map's edge, still convinced that the mountain is mere legend. But as attempts to sabotage his mission draw closer to the mark, he begins to wonder. Back in England, the king has arranged a wedding between Matthew's elder brother, the Earl of Ravensden, and a mysterious lady rumored to have murdered her previous two husbands. Resolved not to fail his meddlesome sovereign, and to return home in time to protect his family and his home, Captain Quinton approaches the coast of Africa with a troubled mind. *Dewey Lambdin, author of King, Ship and Sword"--
Structural concrete by J. D Davies( Book )

11 editions published between 1964 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 223 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The blast that tears the skies by J. D Davies( Book )

7 editions published between 2012 and 2018 in English and held by 169 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Captain Matthew Quinton commands a vast man-of-war in the seventeenth-century British fight against the Dutch while also facing an uncomfortable truth about himself and his family
The lion of midnight by J. D Davies( Book )

5 editions published between 2013 and 2018 in English and held by 137 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Captain Matthew Quinton's fifth mission for King and country is to the Swedish court at Gothenburg. Sweden is at the height of its military power, and Quinton is charged with securing much-needed support in England's new war against her old enemy, the Dutch republic. Accompanying him is the mysterious Lord Conisborough, who - unknown to his captain - is sworn to another, secret mission: to track down and kill the notorious regicide John Bale, alone among peers of the realm to sign the death warrant of Charles I
The battle of all the ages by J. D Davies( Book )

4 editions published between 2014 and 2018 in English and held by 87 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Once again Captain Quinton finds himself in the thick of the action, fighting the Dutch in one of the epic encounters of the age of sail. But the battle is a disaster; the fleet is mysteriously divided, with part of it sent to meet a French threat that never materialises, while thousands are slaughtered by the Dutch
Kings of the sea : Charles II, James II and the Royal Navy by J. D Davies( Book )

4 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 78 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"It has always been widely accepted that the Stuart kings, Charles II and James II, had an interest in the navy and more generally in the sea. Their enthusiastic delight in sailing, for instance, is often cited as marking the establishment of yachting in England. The major naval developments in their reigns on the other hand developments that effectively turned the Royal Navy into a permanent, professional fighting force for the first time have traditionally been attributed to Samuel Pepys. This new book, based on a wide range of new and previously neglected evidence, presents a provocative new theory: that the creation of the proper Royal Navy was in fact due principally to the Stuart brothers, particularly Charles II, who is presented here, not as the lazy monarch neglectful of the detail of government, but as a king with an acute and detailed interest in naval affairs. The author also demonstrates that Charles Stuart predecessors were far more directly involved in naval matters than has usually been allowed, and proves that Charles and James command of ship design and other technical matters went well beyond the bounds of dilettante enthusiasm. It is shown how Charles in particular, intervened in ship design discussions at a highly technical level; how the brothers were principally responsible for the major reforms that established a permanent naval profession; and how they personally sponsored important expeditions and projects such as Greenvile Collins survey of British waters. The book also reassesses James II s record as a fighting admiral. It is a fascinating journey into the world of the Stuart navy and shows how the Kings of the Sea were absolutely central to the development of its ships, their deployment and the officer corps which commanded them; it offers a major reassessment of that dynasty s involvement in naval warfare"-- Publisher description
Britannia's dragon : a naval history of Wales by J. D Davies( )

4 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 68 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wales has a long coastline, and nowhere is more than about forty miles from the sea or a navigable river. From the earliest times, Welshmen have used the sea and the sea has shaped the history of the country. Seapower was arguably one of the most decisive factors in ending the nation's independence. The Welsh contribution to piracy has also long been recognised. Britannia's Dragon will present much new and sometimes surprising evidence, such as the fact that relative to the populations of the retrospective countries, proporionately more Welshmen fought at Trafalgar than Scots, Irishmen or
Memoires of the Royal Navy 1690 by Samuel Pepys( Book )

5 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 67 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Death's bright angel by J. D Davies( Book )

4 editions published between 2016 and 2018 in English and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In September 1666, one word was on everyone's lips. Fire. But not all attention was on the blaze that destroyed London. Just three weeks earlier, British ships had obliterated the Dutch town of Westerschelling and set 150 merchant vessels ablaze. In an atmosphere thick with rumour, many thought the Great Fire of London was caused by Britain's enemies, perhaps in revenge for Westerschelling. Perhaps they were right. In the weeks before London's burning, Sir Matthew Quinton, master of H.M.S. Sceptre, is recalled to a city seething with foreign plots and paranoia, and given a dangerous mission by the King. A secret quartet of terrorists is planning to destroy the capital, stir rebellion, open the way for invasion. Only Quinton can stop them
Blood of kings : the Stuarts, the Ruthvens and the 'Gowrie Conspiracy' by J. D Davies( Book )

3 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A story of murder, lust for power and revenge. It reveals startling evidence that links the 'Gowrie Conspiracy' of 1600 to an assassination that changed the course of European history
The Dutch in the Medway by P. G Rogers( Book )

2 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The daring raid on the Medway in June 1667, when the Dutch navigated the treacherous shoals and sandbanks of the Thames estuary and the Medway and attacked King Charles' ships laid up below Chatham, was one of the worst defeats in the Royal Navy's history and a serious blow to the English crown. Perhaps the greatest humiliation was the removal by the Dutch of the flagship Royal Charles, towed down river after the raid and taken back to Holland. To this day, her stern piece resides in the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam. The attack, intended to bring to an end to English procrastination at the peace negotiations in Breda, caused simmering resentment and eventually led to the Third Anglo-Dutch War. As Samuel Pepys wrote in his diary on 29 July 1667, "Thus in all things, in wisdom, courage, force, knowledge of our own streams, and success, the Dutch have the best of us, and do end the war with victory on their side." P. G. Rogers' vivid account of the raid and its significance within the Second Anglo-Dutch War between Britain and the United Provinces of the Netherlands sheds a fascinating light on the English navy of Pepys's day. Rogers' particular knowledge of the Medway and the topography of Gillingham and Chatham enable him to describe the maneuvers at a detailed level
Ensign Royal by J. D Davies( )

2 editions published between 2014 and 2018 in English and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

HORNBLOWER, AUBREY AND QUINTON? A PANTHEON OF THE BEST ADVENTURES AT SEA!' CONN IGGULDEN An unexpected encounter with the last survivor of Britain's most notorious dynasty prompts the ancient Matthew Quinton to look back on his first experiences of battle, conspiracy and love. As a seventeen-year-old Ensign in the last remnant of the Cavalier army, Quinton finds himself charged with a desperate mission to Oliver Cromwell's England. Unexpected enemies and allies abound as Matthew attempts to elude the Lord Protector's feared Ironsides before facing his destiny on the beaches of Dunkirk, a
Gentleman Captain by J. D Davies( Recording )

4 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The year is 1662. Cromwell is dead, and England's king has been restored to the throne. But Charles II presides over an uncertain court... And with rumours of treason brewing in the Scottish Isles, he urgently needs men he can trust to sail north and blow the conspiracy apart... Enter Matthew Quinton. A loyal but inexperienced young sea captain from a family of staunch Royalists, Quinton's first command was lost at sea; he barely escaped with his life. This time, aged twenty-two, he is determined to complete his mission without loss of life or honour. Vital to his success is Kit Farrell, a young mariner who has promised to help Matthew master the sea... With Kit's help, Matthew must tackle the dangers of the voyage: a resentful Cornish crew, a suspicion of murder, and the growing conviction that treason lies closer to home than anyone thought..."--Publisher description
The Rage of Fortune by J. D Davies( )

1 edition published in 2018 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Devil Upon the Wave by J. D Davies( )

1 edition published in 2018 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Models for structural concrete by B. W Preece( Book )

7 editions published between 1964 and 1966 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A lover of the sea and skillful in shipping" : King Charles II and his navey by J. D Davies( Book )

1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Emynwyr Gwynedd, traethawd buddugol yn Eisteddfod y Bala, Llungwyn, 1904 by J. D Davies( Book )

3 editions published in 1905 in Welsh and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The review lectures from the Institute of Physics and Physical Society Birmingham conference on elementary particles, April, 1965 by International Conference on Elementary Particles( Book )

3 editions published in 1965 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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The mountain of goldMemoires of the Royal Navy 1690Blood of kings : the Stuarts, the Ruthvens and the 'Gowrie Conspiracy'