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The perfect guide to Nelson's Navy for all those with an interest in the workings of the great fleet.

Author: Brian Lavery

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781472841353

Category: History

Page: 336

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The perfect guide to Nelson's Navy for all those with an interest in the workings of the great fleet.
2020-07-07 By Brian Lavery

While this scholarly work contains much of value to the historian, the author’s popular touch makes this an enthralling story for anyone with an interest in life at sea in the age of sail. “Overall this is an excellent examination of ...

Author: Janet Macdonald

Publisher: Frontline Books

ISBN: 9781473835160

Category: History

Page: 224

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The author of How to Cook from A-Z disproves the myth of British navy culinary misconduct in “a work of serious history that is a delight to read” (British Food in America). This celebration of the Georgian sailor’s diet reveals how the navy’s administrators fed a fleet of more than 150,000 men, in ships that were often at sea for months on end and that had no recourse to either refrigeration or canning. Contrary to the prevailing image of rotten meat and weevily biscuits, their diet was a surprisingly hearty mixture of beer, brandy, salt beef and pork, peas, butter, cheese, hard biscuit, and the exotic sounding lobscouse, not to mention the Malaga raisins, oranges, lemons, figs, dates, and pumpkins which were available to ships on far-distant stations. In fact, by 1800 the British fleet had largely eradicated scurvy and other dietary disorders. While this scholarly work contains much of value to the historian, the author’s popular touch makes this an enthralling story for anyone with an interest in life at sea in the age of sail. “Overall this is an excellent examination of this crucial aspect of British naval power, and I’m certainly going to try out some of the recipes.” —HistoryOfWar.org
2014-04-30 By Janet Macdonald

This book covers the huge variations in uniforms not just in the Navy but the Royal Marines and Infantry regiments which served alongside naval crews.

Author: Philip Haythornthwaite

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781780966410

Category: History

Page: 64

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Despite the many celebrated victories of the British Army during the Napoleonic Wars, the role of the Royal Navy should never be overlooked. The 'wooden walls' formed the country's first and most important line of defence, and ranged throughout the world to protect Britain's trade-routes and in support of the land forces and overseas possessions. This book covers the huge variations in uniforms not just in the Navy but the Royal Marines and Infantry regiments which served alongside naval crews. It also looks at the organisation, training and recruitment of the force and corrects a number of misconceptions regarding impressment and training.
2012-04-20 By Philip Haythornthwaite

This new collection of short biographies tells of the heroic deeds of two hundred prominent officers who fought at sea through the wars against the French Republic and Empire.

Author: Nicholas Tracy

Publisher: Greenhill Books/Lionel Leventhal

ISBN: IND:30000109858344

Category: History

Page: 384

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This new collection of short biographies tells of the heroic deeds of two hundred prominent officers who fought at sea through the wars against the French Republic and Empire. The circumstances of a war for national survival and social order put an end to the political divisions which had characterized the officer class of the Royal Navy in the preceding two centuries and produced a remarkable body of men whose competence, commitment and ability where to lead to Britain's complete command of the oceans; the most outstanding of these form the core of this book. Each biography, of around one thousand words, describes the events in these men's careers and sets their achievements within the context of the wars. Their early lives and promotions are detailed as well as their marriages and family lives. Indeed, the extraordinary web of personal and service relationships that emerges is one of the fascinating themes of the book; connections made a vast difference between languishing as a lieutenant and being remembered when a ship needed a commander. Drawing on contemporary and nineteenth-century sources the author has put together a fascinating collection of lives which make for rousing reading; but the details of promotions and other events will also make the book an important reference work for scholars and enthusiasts of the period.
2006 By Nicholas Tracy

The Illustrated Companion to Nelson's Navy is the first book that explains , with reference to the novels , the harsh world in which their heroes lived . It describes every aspect of the navy and brings to life the shipboard world of ...

Author: Nicholas Blake

Publisher: Stackpole Books

ISBN: 0811732754

Category: History

Page: 207

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The fictional exploits of sailors in the Royal Navy have thrilled readers around the world. This title covers various aspects of the Royal Navy including the workings of the admiralty, the designs and building of ships, life on board, food and drink, discipline, seamanship, merchant fleets, and opposing navies.
2005-08 By Nicholas Blake

... various issues of 1800 and 1801 BRITISH The naval chronicle 1799–1819 (published throughout the war as a journal, ... 1811 a Postscript to the 'claims of the British navy'... by the Same Old Post Captain, n.d. Sea life in nelson's ...

Author: Dudley Pope

Publisher: House of Stratus

ISBN: 9780755147656

Category: History

Page: 256

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This is a well-researched and highly readable account of naval life, both ashore and at sea, from a respected and admired historian and writer of whom it was written: ‘An author who really knows Nelson’s navy’ (Ramage’s Prize - The Observer) and ‘An expert knowledge of naval history’ (Ramage at Trafalgar - The Guardian).
2013-03-08 By Dudley Pope

Men O'War: The Illustrated Story ofLife in Nelson's Navy. London: Carlton, 2003. Grundner, Tom M., ed. The Men Who Spoke to Hornblower. New York: iUniverse, 1995. _____. The Ramage Companion. Tucson, AZ: Fireship, 2007.

Author: Sue Parrill

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9780786458035

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 335

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This book provides summaries and analyses of more than 250 novels and nearly 30 films and examines the extent to which they accurately reflect the history, mores and manners of the period—and the extent to which they reveal the ideas and attitudes of their authors and of the periods in which they were written. Particular emphasis is placed on the nature and importance of the war at sea for the British and on the role of famous naval officers such as Nelson, Pellew, Duncan, Smith and Cochrane in the defeat of Napoleon.
2009-08-21 By Sue Parrill

Practically all the ships of Nelson's navy were propelled by sail, except for a few small gunboats that used oars. All the large ships had three masts, which were squarerigged. That meant that the sails were fitted across the ship and ...

Author: Brian Lavery

Publisher: The History Press

ISBN: 9780752470597

Category: History

Page: 96

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What was it really like to be at sea in the Navy with Nelson? Were the sailors excited about the Battle of Trafalgar, or suffering scurvy? How did life compare between those of a high range, and those who served them? What were conditions like below the decks, living among the rats and the filth? How did you cope if you suffered from sea sickness? This book takes you back in time to see, hear, smell and taste what life was really like for these brave sailors at sea.
2011-09-16 By Brian Lavery

Now That You Asked: Nelson's Navy - Copyright © 2007 by Tom Grundner All rights reserved. No part of this book may be used or reproduced by any means, graphic, electronic, or mechanical, including photocopying, recording, taping, ...

Author: John Masefield

Publisher: Fireship Press

ISBN: 9781611790245

Category: History

Page: 204

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The Perfect Nautical Q & A Reference Book 170 Specific Questions and Answers Have you ever wondered what it would be like to go back in time? Now you can via the Now That You Asked… series of books from Fireship Press. Now That You Asked... Nelson’s Navy starts with a tour of a 74-gun ship-of-the-line; and details what life was like for her officers and men. How were the ships designed? How were the guns made? How was a gun loaded and fired? What were the duties of a captain? Did the young midshipmen have to go to school? What was a quartermaster and what did he do? How was order kept on a ship? How was food prepared? Over 170 specific questions are asked and answered. This is a “must read” book for anyone interested in nautical fiction, or in understanding the ships and men of the Age of Sail. Now That You Asked: Nelson’s Navy is a Fireship Press CONTEMPORIZED CLASSIC™ and is based on John Masefield’s 1905 book: Sea Life in Nelson’s Time.
2010-10-13 By John Masefield

This richly illustrated book offers a concise overview of the historical background to Patrick O'Brian's acclaimed Aubrey/Maturin series, a straightforward exploration ofwhat daily life in Nelson's navy was really like for everyone from ...

Author: Patrick O'Brian

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 9780393089165

Category: History

Page: 96

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A concise overview, richly illustrated, of the historical background to the acclaimed Aubrey/Maturin novels. This book is a companion to Patrick O'Brian's sea novels, a straightforward exploration of what daily life in Nelson's navy was really like, for everyone from the captain down to the rawest recruit. What did they eat? What songs did they sing? What was the schedule of watches? How were the officers and crew paid, and what was the division of prize-money? These questions and many more are answered in Patrick O'Brian's elegant narrative, which includes wonderful anecdotal material on the battles and commanders that established Britain's naval supremacy. Line drawings and charts help us to understand the construction and rigging of the great ships, the types and disposition of the guns, and how they were operated in battle. A number of contemporary drawings and cartoons illustrate aspects of naval life from the press gang to the scullery. Finally, a generous selection of full-color paintings render the majesty and the excitement of fleet actions in the age of fighting sail.
1995-11-17 By Patrick O'Brian

JACK TAR is an authoritative and gripping account that will be compulsive reading for anyone wanting to discover the vibrant and sometimes stark realities of this wooden world at war.

Author: Lesley Adkins

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9780748112111

Category: History

Page: 480

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The Royal Navy to which Admiral Lord Nelson sacrificed his life depended on thousands of sailors and marines to man the great wind-powered wooden warships. Drawn from all over Britain and beyond, often unwillingly, these ordinary men made the navy invincible through skill, courage and sheer determination. Yet their contribution is frequently overlooked, while the officers became celebrities. JACK TAR gives these forgotten men a voice in an exciting, enthralling, often unexpected and always entertaining picture of what their life was really like during this age of sail. Through personal letters, diaries and other manuscripts, the emotions and experiences of these people are explored, from the dread of press-gangs, shipwreck and disease, to the exhilaration of battle, grog, prize money and prostitutes. JACK TAR is an authoritative and gripping account that will be compulsive reading for anyone wanting to discover the vibrant and sometimes stark realities of this wooden world at war.
2011-10-20 By Lesley Adkins

This is a well-researched and highly readable account of naval life, both ashore and at sea, from a respected and admired historian and writer of whom it was written: ‘An author who really knows Nelson’s navy’ (Ramage’s Prize - The ...

Author: Dudley Pope

Publisher: House of Stratus

ISBN: 9780755134663

Category: History

Page: 256

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This is a well-researched and highly readable account of naval life, both ashore and at sea, from a respected and admired historian and writer of whom it was written: ‘An author who really knows Nelson’s navy’ (Ramage’s Prize - The Observer) and ‘An expert knowledge of naval history’ (Ramage at Trafalgar - The Guardian).
2013-03-08 By Dudley Pope

The book traces every feature of sexual life at sea, including seduction, rape, prostitution, courts martial, and the punishments meted out to those convicted of violating the stern moral code set down in the Articles of War .

Author: B. Burg

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9780230590700

Category: History

Page: 245

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Boys at Sea is a study of homoerotic life in the Royal Navy during the age of sail. The book traces every feature of sexual life at sea, including seduction, rape, prostitution, courts martial, and the punishments meted out to those convicted of violating the stern moral code set down in the Articles of War .
2007-07-12 By B. Burg

Nelson's Navy “ Landsmen , boys , incurables and cripples , such wretches great part of them are ” – this was how one naval captain described the crew of his battleship . Even in time of peace , the Admiralty had to resort to the press ...

Author: Roger Hart

Publisher: Hodder Wayland

ISBN: 085340187X

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1973 By Roger Hart

1815; reprinted 2003 Fremont-Barnes, Gregory, Battle Orders 31: The Royal Navy 1793–1815 Osprey Publishing Ltd: Oxford ... Men O'War: The Illustrated Story of Life in Nelson's Navy National Maritime Museum: London, 2004 Haythornthwaite, ...

Author: Gregory Fremont-Barnes

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781846039034

Category: History

Page: 64

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Filled with the promise of adventure and glory, the Royal Navy of the Napoleonic era enticed hundreds of young men to enlist as officers in its bitter struggle against the French fleet. With some as young as nine, these boys were confronted with the harsh realities of warfare at sea: cramped conditions, ruthless storms and fierce combat. In spite of their youth, these sailors showed enormous courage and valour in the face of battle, their bravery immortalised in the literary works of Patrick O'Brian, C. S. Forester and Alexander Kent. Drawing from letters, poems and personal accounts, this book uncovers the remarkable story of those boys who fought aboard His Majesty's mighty ships-of-the-line to defend their kingdom against the French.
2013-06-20 By Gregory Fremont-Barnes

Thomas Dibdin, Songs, Naval and National, of the Late Charles Dibdin; With a memoir and Addenda. Collected and arranged by Thomas Dibdin, ... Brian Lavery, Nelson's Navy: The Ships, Men and Organisation, 1793–1815 (London: Conway, ...

Author: James Davey

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 9780300217322

Category: History

Page: 440

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Horatio Nelson’s celebrated victory over the French at the Battle of Trafalgar in 1805 presented Britain with an unprecedented command of the seas. Yet the Royal Navy’s role in the struggle against Napoleonic France was far from over. This groundbreaking book asserts that, contrary to the accepted notion that the Battle of Trafalgar essentially completed the Navy’s task, the war at sea actually intensified over the next decade, ceasing only with Napoleon’s final surrender. In this dramatic account of naval contributions between 1803 and 1815, James Davey offers original and exciting insights into the Napoleonic wars and Britain’s maritime history. Encompassing Trafalgar, the Peninsular War, the War of 1812, the final campaign against Napoleon, and many lesser known but likewise crucial moments, the book sheds light on the experiences of individuals high and low, from admiral and captain to sailor and cabin boy. The cast of characters also includes others from across Britain—dockyard workers, politicians, civilians—who made fundamental contributions to the war effort, and in so doing, both saved the nation and shaped Britain’s history.
2016-03-17 By James Davey

The wider context is presented in Maritime Power and the Struggle for Freedom: Naval Campaigns that Shaped the Modern World ... Heart of Oak: A Sailor's Life in Nelson's Navy by James McGuane is an excellent photographic essay based on ...

Author: Roy Adkins

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781440627293

Category: History

Page: 416

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An explosive chronicle of history's greatest sea battle, from the co-author of the forthcoming Gibraltar: The Greatest Siege in British History (March 2018) In the tradition of Antony Beevor's Stalingrad, Nelson's Trafalgar presents the definitive blow-by-blow account of the world's most famous naval battle, when the British Royal Navy under Lord Horatio Nelson dealt a decisive blow to the forces of Napoleon. The Battle of Trafalgar comes boldly to life in this definitive work that re-creates those five momentous, earsplitting hours with unrivaled detail and intensity.
2006-10-31 By Roy Adkins

A History of Signalling n the RoyalNavy, Clanfield, c 1993 Brian Lavery, Nelson and the Nile, London, 1997 –––Nelson's Fleet at Trafalgar, Place date –––Nelson's Navy, London, 1989 J A Lowe, ed, Portsmouth Records Series, ...

Author: Brian Lavery

Publisher: Seaforth Publishing

ISBN: 9781848322325

Category: History

Page: 192

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May 2015 sees the 250th anniversary of the launch of HMS Victory, the ship that is so closely associated with Nelson and his great victory at Trafalgar and which, still extant, has today become the embodiment of the great Age of Sail. ?Many books have been written about Victory but none like this, which tells the full story of the ship since she first took to the waters in May 1765. It contains many surprises _ that she was almost wrecked on her launch; that diplomacy conducted onboard her played a crucial role in provoking Napoleon's invasion of Russia in 1812; and that in 1914 Kaiser Wilhelm set the First World War in motion at a desk made from her timbers. The book also tells the story of Horatio Nelson, who was born a few weeks before his most famous ship was ordered, and whose career paralleled hers in many ways. It does not ignore the battle of Trafalgar, and indeed it offers new insights into the campaign which led up to it. But it says much more about the other lives of the ship, which at different times was a flagship, a fighting ship, a prison hospital ship, a training ship for officers and boys, a floating courtroom, a signal school in the early days of radio, tourist attraction and national icon. It looks at her through many eyes, including Queen Victoria, admirals, midshipmen and ordinary seamen, and Beatrix Potter who visited as a girl. It is simply a 'must-have' work for historians and enthusiasts, and a compelling new narrative for the general reader.
2015-04-30 By Brian Lavery

North Americans in Nelson's Navy • • The Class of. It is likely that a few thousand Americans also joined the Royal Navy voluntarily. For instance, of the 367 American-born sailors at Trafalgar only about 77 or 20 per cent had been ...

Author: Captain Peter Hore

Publisher: Seaforth Publishing

ISBN: 9781848327795

Category: History

Page: 176

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While there is a perennial interest in the Royal Navy during the Napoleonic wars and in Nelson himself, there is no reference work that chronicles all the captains of his ships, their social origins, their characters and the achievements in their lives beyond their service under Nelson. This new book, researched and written by distinguished historians, descendants of some of Nelson's officers, and members of the 1805 Club, presents concise biographies of those officers who fought with Nelson in his three great battles, with superb colour illustration throughout. Nelson first gave the name of 'band of brothers' to the officers who had commanded ships of his fleet at the battle of the Nile (1798). This new volume will include 100 officers, ranging from lieutenants in command of gunboats at the battle of Copenhagen (1801) through captains of line-of- battle ships at the Nile and at Trafalgar (1805), to admirals in command of squadrons in his fleets. Of real significance are the specially commissioned photographs of all the monuments and memorials to Nelson's captains, descriptions with transcriptions of epitaphs, and clear directions to enable the readers to find them. Part travel book, part biography and moving testimony to Nelson's faithful captains, Nelson's band of Brothers presents the opportunity to rediscover 100 local heroes.
2015-05-20 By Captain Peter Hore

Nelson's Navy in 100 Objects investigates all aspects of this incredible organization and the lives of the men who served within it, including Nelson himself, using historical artifacts and naval terms that are now part of everyday language ...

Author: Gareth Glover

Publisher:

ISBN: 1526731320

Category:

Page: 248

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The Royal Navy of Nelson's time was such a huge organization, that it is sometimes hard to comprehend its full scope. Indeed, during the Napoleonic Wars it was by far the largest employer in the entire world. The Royal Navy was often Britain's last line of defense and many of its most successful officers became superstars, although none eclipsed Admiral Lord Nelson, who became the personification of the navy. The whole country reveled in their successes and 'Jolly Jack Tar' became a source of national pride and a huge number of naval terms were taken into normal life and many are often still used to this very day. Nelson's Navy in 100 Objects investigates all aspects of this incredible organization and the lives of the men who served within it, including Nelson himself, using historical artifacts and naval terms that are now part of everyday language to illustrate them.
2021-07-15 By Gareth Glover

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