Harry Potter House Eds win prizes
Search our site
The Course of History Ten Meals That Changed the World by Struan Stevenson, Tony Singh Read the opening extract of the brand new Struan Stevenson, Tony Singh book before its publication on 24/10/2017

Nelson, Navy and Nation The Rise of British Sea Power, 1688-1815 by Quintin Colville and James Davey
  

Nelson, Navy and Nation The Rise of British Sea Power, 1688-1815

Biography / Autobiography   History   eBook Favourites   eBook Favourites   

RRP £20.00

Download an extract Share this book

Sue Baker's view...

Some really excellent illustrations in this guide to the Navy in the time of Nelson. The illustrations are taken from the collection of the National Maritime Museum and the book is intended as a companion to the opening of the new gallery of the same name. The book gives an excellent all round picture of the Navy showing us a cross section of the times – the people who made the navy from the humblest sailor to the highest Admiral, the men who made the ships, the women who watched their men sail away.

Like for Like Reading
Jack Tar: Life in Nelson’s Navy, Roy and Lesley Adkins
The Wooden World: Anatomy of the Georgian Navy, N.A.M. Rodger

Click here to find out more about the new permanent gallery, Nelson, Navy, Nation, which opens at the National Maritime Museum on Trafalgar Day, 21 October 2013.

Who is Sue Baker

Win a SIGNED FIRST EDITION of How to be Champion!

Get into the Spirit of Christmas with our special SIGNED FIRST EDITIONS competition! We are giving away THREE first edition hardback copies of Sarah Millican's fabulously funny autobiography How to be Champion, each signed by the author!

To have a chance of winning one of these fantastic prizes, click the button below. Please note that this draw is open only for UK residents and is free to enter, multiple entries from the same email address will only be counted once.

The draw closes on 4 December 2017. The winners will be notified by 11th December 2017.

Good luck!

Enter prize draw Draw closes: 04/12/2017

Synopsis

Nelson, Navy and Nation The Rise of British Sea Power, 1688-1815 by Quintin Colville and James Davey

Nelson, Navy and Nation seeks to explore the Royal Navy's relationship with Britain from the Glorious Revolution to the Napoleonic Wars, encompassing three central themes: 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. A series of chapters contributed by a distinguished panel of leading authors and historians will illuminate these themes through discrete but interconnected topics to give a fascinating contextual overview of life in Nelson's Navy, internal and external perceptions of the Royal Navy and changes in these perspectives throughout the period 1688-1815, and the life and career of Admiral Horatio Nelson himself.

Reviews

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 recommended. Warship World


About the Author

Quintin Colville is Curator of Naval History at the National Maritime Museum, Greenwich. His work focuses on the social and cultural identity of the Royal Navy during the late 19th and 20th centuries, and explores notions of class, masculinity and gender within the service. This research has contributed to wider debates in modern British history relating to masculinity and gender, class, domesticity, consumption and institutional cultures. His article on naval uniform and identity was awarded the Royal Historical Society's Alexander Prize in 2002.

Dr James Davey is a Curator of Naval History at the National Maritime Museum. He was recently lead curator on the NMM exhibition 'Broadsides: Caricature and the Navy 1750-1815' having previously contributed to the Maritime London gallery. James is co-Curator of the Museum's forthcoming Navy, Nation and Nelson gallery. Nicholas Rodger was educated at University College, Oxford. Following seventeen years as Assistant Keeper in the Public Record Office, he became the Anderson Senior Research Fellow of the National Maritime Museum, and subsequently Professor of Naval History at Exeter University. He is a Senior Research Fellow of All Souls College, Oxford, and a Fellow of the British Academy. His many publications include The Safeguard of the Sea: A Naval History of Britain 660-1649 (1997), and The Command of the Ocean: A Naval History of Britain 1649-1815 (2004).

More books by this author
Author 'Like for Like' recommendations

Loading similar books...
Loading other formats...

Book Info

Publication date

12th September 2013

Author

Quintin Colville and James Davey

More books by Quintin Colville and James Davey
Author 'Like for Like'
    recommendations

Author's Facebook Latest

Loading facebook updates...

Publisher

Conway an imprint of Anova Books

Format

Hardback
240 pages

Categories

Biography / Autobiography
History
eBook Favourites
eBook Favourites

Maritime history

Modern history to 20th century: c 1700 to c 1900

ISBN

9781844862078

I love reading because my cares & woes vanish for an hour or two whilst I read of the joys, adventures, lives of the characters in the book.

Jennifer Moville

A great place to go to find your next literary escape, and where you don't have to judge a book by its cover!

Suzanne Beney

My horizons have been broadened by some of the books I have been lucky to review and I expect it to be no different in the future.

Daran Bellingham

Lovereading is like booking a holiday, you don't know what it will be like and it is a whole new experience.

Sue Burton

For me, to read is to learn, to reflect, to escape, to think, to contemplate and my time for space and calm.

Sally Ellsmore

Hooked on books? Give Lovereading a go - for the chance to discover brilliant books, and to see why our members love it so.

Claire Hill

At Lovereading there are fabulous books available in every genre, with great reviews to help you pick the right book for you.

Teresa O'Halloran

Lovereading helps me decide what real people read.

Kerry Bridges

Lovereading4kids

Lovereading4schools