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

by Quintin Colville and James Davey

Biography / Autobiography eBooks of the Month History

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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.

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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.

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

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.

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ISBN: 9781844862078
Publication date: 12/09/2013
Publisher: Conway an imprint of Anova Books
Format: Hardback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781844862078
Publication date: 12th September 2013
Author: Quintin Colville and James Davey
Publisher: Conway an imprint of Anova Books
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 240 pages
Genres: Biography / Autobiography, eBook Favourites, History,
Categories: Maritime history, Modern history to 20th century: c 1700 to c 1900,

About Quintin Colville and James Davey

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 ...

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