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Disciplining the empire : politics, governance, and the rise of the British navy

Author: Sarah Kinkel
Publisher: Cambridge, Massachusetts : Harvard University Press, [2018] ©2018
Series: Harvard historical studies, v. 189.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Rule Britannia! Britannia rule the waves" goes the popular lyric. The fact that the British built the world's greatest empire on the basis of sea power has led many to assume that the Royal Navy's place in British life was unchallenged. Yet, as Sarah Kinkel shows, the Navy was the subject of bitter political debate. The rise of British naval power was neither inevitable nor unquestioned: it was the outcome of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Naval history
Electronic books
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Sarah Kinkel
ISBN: 9780674985339 0674985338
OCLC Number: 1030438461
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Contents: Seventeenth-century foundations --
Walpolean imperial and naval policy --
Disorder, discipline, and the politics of naval reform --
The Seven Years War and the patriot alternative to professionalization --
The authoritarian navy and the crisis of empire --
Conclusion: The American Revolutionary War.
Series Title: Harvard historical studies, v. 189.
Responsibility: Sarah Kinkel.
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