Following the success of Jane’s War at Sea 1897-1997 and Jane’s Battleships of the 20th Century, Bernard Ireland’s latest book gives the same treatment to the Age of Sail.
Covering the classic era of sailing ship warfare from the early 18th Century to the Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars, England Expects reveals how ships were built, sailed and fought in the era made popular today by the novels of Patrick O’Brian, C.S.Forrester, Alexander Kent, Dudley Pope and others.
Acclaimed naval artist Tony Gibbons will illustrate every type of sailing warship from ships of the line, frigates and sloops to privateers’ schooners, bomb ketches and xebecs.
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The Royal Navy throughout the wars
Covering primarily the sixty years of the reign of King George III, the volume records a period of almost continuous war, the experience of which brought the Royal Navy to an all-time peak in its reputation and accomplishments. The Navy took the war to its enemies, safeguarded Britain from invasion, convoyed the nations trade and still explored and charted the world. Biographical notes on the leading commanders are included while the social history is not overlooked.
Bernard Ireland is a marine engineer and is the leading warship author in the UK.
Tony Gibbons illustrated Jane’s Battleships and War at Sea.
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Book Description Collins, 2001. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110007109458