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The Safeguard of the Sea A Naval History of Britain 660 1649 (KINDLE)

Connivance iOf medieval England that Rodgers talks about were really like or even how big they were Theres one half page set of silhouettes comparing four ships from the 15th 17th Centuries with the Victory which one can see The Rest of the Story in Portsmouth But this a small portion of the subject matter of the book and the comparisons limited to the largest of the ships from this era Henry Grace a Dieu 1514 Sovereign of the Seas 1637 Wasa 1628 Grace Dieu 1418 There nothing depicting the smaller vessels to any kind of is depicting the smaller vessels to any kind of and for most

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the period of this these smaller vessels were what English Naval History was all aboutStill this China-European Union Investment Relationships: Towards a New Leadership in Global Investment Governance? is a small uibble and I enjoyed this enormously recommendingt highly to anyone nterested n English history specifically English not British or European the naval forces of Scotland Ireland and the continent are mentioned only nsofar as necessary to understand what s going on the English generally or naval history of any kind particularly Five Wakes and a Wedding in the age of sail Thiss a fantastic piece of history I ll spare you the bad nautical jokes but Rodger does a great job of demolishing a number of myths about the Britain and how Si encuentro tu nombre en el fuego it was shaped by the sea One might say they run aground on shoals of his erudition I lied It s not a book for everyone butf you enjoy reading about victualing norse ship names and Tudor ship painting practices than there s certainly no better book than this Rodger s fantastically learned and the book ably shows how British social economic and political history was effected by the fortunes of ts navy I ve read this book at least 4 times and I ve learned something new and fascinating every time The only problem Curveball is that Rodger ends his book on a cliffhanger with the Royal Navy being driven from England by the parliamentarians and I had to wait 8 years for the publication of Command of the Ocean to find out what happened next Thiss a magisterial work of naval history part of a two volume set The book begins with medieval England and ends with the English Civil War Rodger covers technological An Elegy for Mathematics innovation how the navy was raised and places naval engagementn wider historical context In later chapters the book addresses given periods A Stranger on the Beach in separate chapters on social history administration and operational history The structure allows the reader to get a coherent picture of not only the Navy Royal but also the life of the sailor The author focuses a lot of energy on administration becauset was a major source of power beginning with Henry VIII The Island nation was able to out organize Coming Home its powerful continental rivals Exhaustive At least from when proper records start to show up The early centuries are for obvious reasons uite light on detail and of a broad brush summary of a big canvass Thiss a very large book with a great deal of detail and should appeal strictly to those with a lot of time on their hands and a burning Strasberg at the Actors Studio: Tape-Recorded Sessions interestn the history of the British NavyThe first part of the book up to 1509 when Henry VIII arrives s just bits and pieces of trivia so little s actually known After that point uite a bit A Witch's Guide To Faery Folk: How to Work With the Elemental World is known and most oft The Homefront in Civil War Missouri is a tale of grossncomp. Inent naval historian has undertaken a comprehensive account of the history and traditions of this most essential nstitution N A M Rodger has produced a superb work combining scholarship with narrative that demonstrates how the political and social history of Britain has been nextricably ntertwined with the strength or weakness of her seapower From the early military campaigns against the Vikings to the defeat of. ,

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Etence and corruptionThe British Navy which n this first of two volumes s really the English Navy was mainly run by Lords who bought their offices with the two volumes s really the English Navy was mainly run by Lords who bought their offices with the Daniel Webster and Jacksonian Democracy interest of stealing as much money as possibleWe have Parliament to thank for the detailed knowledge of the corruption due tonvestigations conducted and reports written to document the thievery The monarchs would simply The Gay Pretender ignore the reports since they had sold the offices to the thieving Lords fully understanding why the Lord was buying the officen the first place Only Elizabeth Comes Off Elizabeth comes off well n the Author s opinionI am not sure I will try to read volume i covering the history from read Volume II covering the history from to the present day since Volume I was so discouraging a readProblem solved Volume II s not available A superbly written analytical and historical account of the Royal Navy from ts original foundations under King Alfred to the martyrdom of King Charles The pe Another academic paper pusher giving the World something relevant Inventaire Sommaire Des Archives D�partementales Ant�rieures � 1790, Vol. 1: Mayenne (Classic Reprint) in exchange for a better tax payer sponsored pension plan In this case Rodger has gone through the pains ofnterviewing both sailors and officers from the 700s and their service So n this case Rodger brings never seen before nformation about something others have already pushed dull papers A bit War Girls in depth than my usual history reading First of three volumes on the British navyncluding technology social settings and administrative framework as well as actual naval operations and each period s broken down nto chapters focusing on the aboveI could As Lágrimas Amargas de Petra Von Kant imagine the book being five stars for a genuine history fanatic But since the topics the British navy only this means that the casual reader Lesson Planning and Classroom Management ie me gets a relatively large amount of detail on operations that aremportant only to naval history and not directly significant to the larger picture while the overall background of the war or reign The Stalin Front: A Novel of World War II is often brief Makes sense and I usually knew enough to keep up but I was straining my memory at timesSome random notes The best use of naval maneuvers prior through the middle ages was really as a sort of cavalry you could maneuver armies from point to pointn ways that a land based army couldn t keep up with and chances of The Nightmare Garden interception or even a warning reaching your target were minimal Hence the success of the Vikings as raiders With a couple exceptions English kings were utterlyncompetent as naval strategists from 1066 to Elizabeth The best they did was realize ships could provide logistical support but they constantly did Look to the Mountain idiotic things like landing troopsn distant Auitaine to fight the French nstead of threatening all of Normandy by landing at will Rodger s criticism of Edward I s castle building policy n Wales The Space Race: The Journey to the Moon and Beyond is so passionatet s phenomenally entertaining By 1588 the English navy had advanced so far that the Spanish battle plan for the Armada was uite literally to pray for a miracle They knew the English were better and expected to be slaughtered unless God gave them being good Catholics and all a sudden change The Precarious: The Art and Poetry of Cecilia Vicuna / Vicuna, Cecilia. Esther Allen, tr. QUIPOem. Two books in one (Wesleyan Poetry) in the weather at the perfect time to let them close with the English ships It didn t happen of cours. The great Spanish Armadan the reign of Elizabeth I this volume touches on some of the most colorful characters n British history It also provides fascinating details on naval construction logistics health diet and weaponry A splendid book It combines mpressively detailed research with breadth of perceptionRodger has prepared an admirable historical record that will be read and reread n the years ahead Times Lond. The Safeguard of the Sea A Naval History of Britain 660 1649The book was surprising to me because I hadn t realized how little of a navy they had for much of their history For much of the time ships were just borrowed from the often merchant owners If they were damaged or destroyed Bill Gates (Up Close) in a battle there was generally no compensation from the crown There often weren t trained personel justmpressed persons and gentlemen to lead The book didn t thrill me since there was unsurprisingly too much detail about ship building maintenance etc That was my flaw though not the book s This Mistaken Mistress is a great scholarly reference book for one of my research projects butt Bunny: A Novel is not for casual reading It s dense and detailedn ts examination of the naval history of Britain from 660 to 1649 ncluding operational administrative and social aspects A key theme of this book The Great Smog of India is the slow process by which the peopled of the British Isles learnt relearnt or did not learn at all how to use the sea for their own defense And this process for learning to use the sea was not a matter of growing understanding It was above all a process of growing capability Superbly researched and densely detailed history of military use of naval vessels from the days of Alfred the Great up to the execution of Charles I As Rodger points outt s not really a history of the British Navy as we understand that term Until the last half century covered by this book there s no such thing The navy consisted of privateers commandeered merchant vessels etcThe first half the textwhich totals only 434 pages the other two hundred pages consisting of appendices with lists of when ships were built commanders naval terms and notes covering up to the Tudor era The Sex of the Angels, the Saints in their Heaven: A Breviary is fairly dry and academic Theres little else that can be done with this part of the history we simply don t have the details for Rodgers to be of the history we simply don t have the details for Rodgers to be tell tales of sea battles commanders and ncidents at sea But once Rodgers gets to the Henry VII and primary source materials nclude these details while never losing sight of the goal of a serious academic history he starts telling a tale worthy of any adventure story The stories of Drake Hawkins and the characters on the Navy Board were great reading and set up the other parts of the book on other aspects of war at seaRodger rights his book as a series of chapters on these different aspects Over Specific Periods Of Time Thus He Gives Us Chapters specific periods of time Thus he gives us chapters the different types of Ships 1066 1455 Operations 1266 1336 Administration 1216 1420 and Social History 1204 1455 the latter discussing where both the commanders and the sailors came from All of these subjects are essential to understanding how what would become the Royal Navy came to beMy only real criticism Popular Hits is that while the book contains a fair number of black and white plates mostly showingmages of vessels as they were represented n their own times there s not much to show what the ships really looked like n any kind of proportional representation I ve build model ships been to several naval museums with lots of models etc so have a good notion of what ships of the 18th century and later were like but could not get any real sense of what the ships galleys etc. Throughout the chronicle of Britain's history one factor above all others has determined the fate of kings the security of trade and the ntegrity of the realm Without The Creative Habit its navy Britain would have been a weakling among the nations of Europe could never have built or maintained the empire andn all likelihood would have been overrun by the armies of Napoleon and Hitler Now for the first time n nearly a century a prom. .

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