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Nelson, navy & nation : the Royal Navy & the British people 1688-1815

Author: Quintin Colville; James Davey; N A M Rodger; Royal Museums Greenwich.
Publisher: London : Conway, 2013.
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Nelson, Navy & Nation explores the Royal Navy's relationship with Britain from the Glorious Revolution to the Napoleonic Wars. The book encompasses the realities of naval life in this period; the navy's connection to society; culture and national identity; and the story of Nelson's life and career. It brings together a distinguished panel of leading historians including Roger Knight, Andrew Lambert, Brian Lavery,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Naval history
Named Person: Horatio Nelson Nelson, Viscount; Horatio Nelson Nelson, Viscount
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Quintin Colville; James Davey; N A M Rodger; Royal Museums Greenwich.
ISBN: 9781844862078 1844862070
OCLC Number: 867604484
Notes: "This book is published to accompany a long-term gallery in the National Maritime Museum at Greenwich, entitled 'Nelson, Navy, Nation."--Title page verso.
"Published in association with Royal Museums Greenwich, the group name for the National Maritime Museum, Royal Observatory Greenwich, Queen's House and Cutty Sark."--Title page verso.
Description: 240 pages : illustrations (black and white, and colour), maps (black and white, and colour) ; 26 cm
Contents: 1. Invasion and threat / by Ted Vallance --
2. Patriotism, trade and empire / by Kathleen Wilson --
3. Dockyards and industry / by Brian Lavery --
4. Life afloat / by Quintin Colville --
5. Expansion and victory / by Dan Snow --
6. Naval personnel in popular culture / by Margarette Lincoln --
7. Mutiny and insecurity / by James Davey --
8. Nelson and naval warfare / by Andrew Lambert --
9. The experiences and weapons of war / by Roland Pietsch --
10. Nelson, navy and national identity / by Marianne Czisnik --
11. Beyond Trafalgar / by Roger Knight.
Other Titles: Royal Navy & the British people 1688-1815
Responsibility: edited by Quintin Colville & James Davey ; introduction by N.A.M Rodger.

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Nelson, Navy & Nation explores the Royal Navy's relationship with Britain from the Glorious Revolution to the Napoleonic Wars. The book encompasses the realities of naval life in this period; the navy's connection to society; culture and national identity; and the story of Nelson's life and career. It brings together a distinguished panel of leading historians including Roger Knight, Andrew Lambert, Brian Lavery, N.A.M. Rodger and Dan Snow. Together, they give a fascinating contextual overview, from the terrifying realities of battle in the age of sail to the lives of ordinary people ashore who celebrated the navy's achievements. It places the extraordinary achievements of Horatio Nelson within a wider context that makes sense of his dazzling celebrity. In so doing, it reveals that the story of the Royal Navy and Nelson is also the story of the fears and ambitions of the British people.

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Lavishly illustrated and well presented, this book serves to remind people of the legacy that is more than just that of Nelson, but that of the Royal Navy of the day. A marvellous book and highly Read more...

 
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