The Ships of Trafalgar

The British, French and Spanish Fleets, October 1805

Author: Peter Goodwin

Publisher: Anova Books

ISBN: 9781844860159

Category: France

Page: 256

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The Battle of Trafalgar, 21 October 1805, remains one of the defining moments in naval history. The decisive nature of the engagement, the death of Nelson and the outpouring of national grief in the aftermath have inspired a wealth of literature on the battle and many narratives have retold this famous action. However, until now no work has attempted to provide an in-depth history of each of the British, French and Spanish vessels that were at the engagement. Dividing the fleets into the relevant classes by their rating, this keystone work then proceeds to provide a service history of each individual vessel, including specifications tables, list of commanders, casualty lists and refit histories. Each class of vessel is illustrated by original plans drawn specially by the author alongside contemporary and modern images of the ships. Vital contextual information is included, on design and construction, styles, relative merits between the British and Combined fleets, trends and developments in armament and fighting techniques, and a comparison of the pound-for-pound effectiveness of the rival fleets. This book is a complete, standard-setting guide to the essence of the greatest naval battle, the ships at Trafalgar.

The Mariner's Mirror

Author: Leonard George Carr Laughton,Roger Charles Anderson,William Gordon Perrin

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Great Britain

Page: N.A

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Trafalgar

An Eyewitness History

Author: Tom Pocock

Publisher: Penguin Classics

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 238

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Collects firsthand accounts of the battle of Trafalgar, telling the story of the events before, during, and after the battle through letters, diaries, and other unpublished documents.

Colonisation and Conflict 1750-1990

Author: Martin Collier,Bill Marriott

Publisher: Heinemann

ISBN: 9780435323042

Category: Great Britain

Page: 256

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Aiming to provide challenge and stimulus for more able pupils, the "Headstart in History" books have high narrative content; extended writing opportunities and suggestions for further research; and links to websites, videos and historical fiction.

The World's Progress: a Dictionary of Dates

Being a Chronological and Alphabetical Record of All Essential Facts in the Progress of Society, from the Creation of the World to the Inauguration of Lincoln. With a Chart

Author: George Palmer Putnam

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Chronology, Historical

Page: 725

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War at Sea and in the Air

Author: Britannica Educational Publishing

Publisher: Britannica Educational Publishing

ISBN: 1615307532

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 200

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Although conflict was once restricted to land, the introduction of warships and planes eventually expanded the theater of war to include both water and sky. New combat strategies emerged with these changing technologies and dramatically impacted such events as the First World War. This comprehensive volume examines the various crafts that have shifted the front lines of war to previously unimagined heights and depths and the tactics that have accompanied these developments.

Hand-book of chronology and history

The world's progress, a dictionary of dates: with tabular views of general history, and a historical chart

Author: George Palmer Putnam

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Chronology, Historical

Page: 716

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The World's Progress

A Dictionary of Dates, Being a Chronological and Alphabetical Record of All Essential Facts from the Creation of the World to the Inauguration of Lincoln. With a Chart

Author: George Palmer Putnam

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: 869

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The Life of Nelson

Author: Alfred Thayer Mahan

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 1411671988

Category:

Page: 736

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A study of the one man who in himself summed up and embodied the greatness of the possibilities which Sea Power comprehends, --the man for whom genius and opportunity worked together, to make him the personification of the Navy of Great Britain...The name of Nelson is enrolled among those few presented to us by History, the simple mention of which suggests, not merely a personality or a career, but a great force or a great era concrete in a single man, who is its standard-bearer before the nations

The Battle 100

The Stories Behind History's Most Influential Battles

Author: Michael Lee Lanning

Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.

ISBN: 140223189X

Category: History

Page: 368

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A single day in the heat of armed conflict can shape the future of the world. Throughout history, individual battles have inspired the birth of nations, the devastation of cultures and the triumph of revolutions. Yet while some battles rise up as the cornerstones of history, others fade in our cultural memory, forgotten as minor skirmishes. Why is this so? What makes a battle "important"? Celebrated veteran and military expert Michael Lee Lanning offers a provocative response with The Battle 100: The Stories Behind History's Most Influential Battles. Lanning ranks history's 100 greatest battles according to their influence, both immediate and long-term. Thought-provoking and controversial, Lanning's rankings take us to the heart of the battles and reveal their true greatness.

Billy Ruffian

Author: David Cordingly

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1408846748

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 384

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This is the story of the Bellerophon, a ship of the line known to her crew as the Billy Ruffian. Under fourteen captains, she played a conspicuous part in three of the most famous of all sea battles: the battle of the Glorious First of June (1794), the opening action against Revolutionary France; the battle of the Nile (1798), which halted Napoleon's eastern expansion from Cairo; and the battle of Trafalgar (1805), which established British naval supremacy for 100 years and during which her captain was shot dead with a musket ball an hour before Nelson was mortally wounded. But her crowning glory came six weeks after the Battle of Waterloo, when the Napoleon, trapped in La Rochelle, surrendered to the captain of the ship that had dogged his steps for more than twenty years.

A Sea of Words

A Lexicon and Companion to the Complete Seafaring Tales of Patrick O'Brian

Author: Dean King,John B. Hattendorf

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 1453238301

Category: History

Page: 518

View: 1975

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A guide to the British Royal Navy in the Napoleonic Age for fans of the Aubrey–Maturin series: “A gem of a book” (Minneapolis Star Tribune). What is a sand-grouse, and where does it live? What are the medical properties of lignum vitae, and how did Stephen Maturin use it to repair his viola? Who is Admiral Lord Keith, and why is his wife so friendly with Captain Jack Aubrey? More than any other contemporary author, Patrick O’Brian knew the past. His twenty Aubrey–Maturin novels, beginning with 1969’s Master and Commander, are distinguished by deep characterization, heart-stopping naval combat, and an attention to detail that enriches and enlivens his stories. In this revised edition of A Sea of Words, Dean King and his collaborators dive into Jack Aubrey’s world. In addition to their invaluable glossary, the authors provide essays on the age’s politics, naval medicine, and the many ships that Jack Aubrey sailed, sighted, and fought against. For both the curious fan and the O’Brian aficionado, A Sea of Words is an invaluable tome on the British Royal Navy.

The Sun Rising Through Vapour

Turner's Early Seascapes

Author: Paul Spencer-Longhurst

Publisher: Third Millennium Information Ltd

ISBN: 9781903942253

Category: Art

Page: 72

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This exhibition catalogue of 'the great sea-painter', Joseph Mallord William Turner (1775 - 1851), brings together some of the artist's most luminous early seascapes and focuses on his painting The Sun Rising Through Vapour (c.1809), now in the Barber Institute's collection.

The War For All The Oceans

From Nelson at the Nile to Napoleon at Waterloo

Author: Roy Adkins,Lesley Adkins

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1405513438

Category: History

Page: 576

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As France emerged from revolution, a young general named Napoleon Bonaparte invaded Egypt, hoping next to march overland to India. It would not happen. Britain swung her forces into action to battle for control of the world's sea-lanes and thus all international trade. The Battle of the Nile and then at Acre were the first sallies in what would be fifteen years of bitter fighting. It was a war won at sea, and by the time of Waterloo Britain had gained control and possessed the foundations of her vast empire. Brought vividly to life through the words and stories of the ordinary people caught up in the conflict, this is a sweeping history of the years of naval warfare that set the balance of power in Europe for the following century. Taking in gallant duels, bloody battles between huge fleets, amphibious assaults, daring coastal raids, and the subtleties of espionage and naval intelligence, this global conflict truly was THE WAR FOR ALL THE OCEANS.

History for Common Entrance: Britain and Empire 1750-1914 Answers

Author: Bob Pace

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1471809013

Category: History

Page: 64

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This book contains answers to all questions featured in the accompanying textbook History for Common Entrance: Britain and Empire 1750-1914, which ensures a thorough understanding of the 'Britain and Empire' element of the Common Entrance exam syllabus. - Endorsed by ISEB - Corresponds to chronological order of textbook - Features example answers for marking guidance - Includes ISEB Common Entrance mark scheme Also available from Galore Park www.galorepark.co.uk: - History for Common Entrance: Britain and Empire 1750-1914 - History for Common Entrance 13+ Exam Practice Questions - History for Common Entrance 13+ Exam Practice Answers - History for Common Entrance 13+ Revision Guide - History for Common Entrance: Medieval Realms Britain 1066-1485 - History for Common Entrance: The Making of the UK 1485-1750 Suitable for ISEB 13+ History exams from Autumn 2013 onwards. Answers are available as a PDF download.

The Diffusion of Military Power

Causes and Consequences for International Politics

Author: Michael C. Horowitz

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9781400835102

Category: Political Science

Page: 264

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The Diffusion of Military Power examines how the financial and organizational challenges of adopting new methods of fighting wars can influence the international balance of power. Michael Horowitz argues that a state or actor wishing to adopt a military innovation must possess both the financial resources to buy or build the technology and the internal organizational capacity to accommodate any necessary changes in recruiting, training, or operations. How countries react to new innovations--and to other actors that do or don't adopt them--has profound implications for the global order and the likelihood of war. Horowitz looks at some of the most important military innovations throughout history, including the advent of the all-big-gun steel battleship, the development of aircraft carriers and nuclear weapons, and the use of suicide terror by nonstate actors. He shows how expensive innovations can favor wealthier, more powerful countries, but also how those same states often stumble when facing organizationally complicated innovations. Innovations requiring major upheavals in doctrine and organization can disadvantage the wealthiest states due to their bureaucratic inflexibility and weight the balance of power toward smaller and more nimble actors, making conflict more likely. This book provides vital insights into military innovations and their impact on U.S. foreign policy, warfare, and the distribution of power in the international system.

A Compend of History from the Earliest Times

Comprehending a General View of the Present State of the World : with Respect to Civilization, Religion, and Government : and a Brief Dissertation on the Importance of Historical Knowledge

Author: Samuel Whelpley

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: N.A

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