The Safeguard of the Sea – a naval history of Britain, Volume One 660-1649


This book benefits from an Anderson Fellowship of the National Maritime Museum funding. Not for the faint-hearted reader, this is a heavyweight book in every sense. There is no indication of how many volumes will comprise the complete work, or when they may become available. On its own, this book is heavy going and makes little or imaginative use of illustrations, but it does cover a period of British naval history that has not been covered well in the past. It shows solid academic research and it should prove a valuable reference work for the serious naval historian. In this respect, it contains a detailed chronology and a very detailed bibliography that are both excellent

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