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Author: Ian Friel

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ISBN: OCLC:761228108

Category: Great Britain

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2003 By Ian Friel

Ian Friel defines 'maritime history' broadly to encompass naval developments, sea trade, exploration and colonization, fishing, social history, the technology of shipbuilding and a host of other themes related to the ways in which maritime ...

Author: Ian Friel

Publisher: British Museum Publications Limited

ISBN: NWU:35556036809903

Category: History

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The first comprehensive, one-volume account of the maritime history of the British Isles from the early Middle Ages to the dawn of the 21st century. Ian Friel defines 'maritime history' broadly to encompass naval developments, sea trade, exploration and colonization, fishing, social history, the technology of shipbuilding and a host of other themes related to the ways in which maritime activity has affected the history of Britain. Conversely, he examines the ways in which British seafaring enterprise has affected the world, for good and ill.
2003 By Ian Friel

Chapter 2: Ireland 1. Barry Cunliffe, et al (eds), Penguin Atlas of British and Irish History (Penguin Books, 2001), p. 61, and Ian Friel, The British Museum Maritime History of Britain and Ireland (The British Museum Press, 2003), p.

Author: Sheila Bransfield

Publisher: Casemate Publishers

ISBN: 9781526752642

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 248

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Captain Cook claimed the honor of being the first man to sail into the Antarctic Ocean in 1773, which he then circumnavigated the following year. Cook, though, did not see any land, and he declared that there was no such thing as the Southern Continent. Fifty years later, an Irishman who had been impressed into the Royal Navy at the age of eighteen and risen through the ranks to reach the position of master, proved Cook wrong and discovered and charted parts of the shoreline of Antarctica. He also discovered what is now Elephant Island and Clarence Island, claiming them for the British Crown.Edward Bransfield’s varied naval career included taking part in the Bombardment of Algiers in 1816 onboard the 50-gun warship HMS Severn. Then, in 1817, he was posted to the Royal Navy’s Pacific Squadron off Valparaíso in Chile, and it was while serving there that the owner and skipper of an English whaling ship, the Williams, was driven south by adverse winds and discovered what came to be known as the South Shetland Islands where Cook had said there was no land.Bransfield’s superior officer, Captain Sherriff, decided to investigate this discovery further. He chartered Williams and sent Bransfield with two midshipmen and a ship’s surgeon into the Antarctic – and the Irishman sailed into history.Despite his achievements, and many parts of Antarctica and an Antarctic survey vessel being named after him, as well as a Royal Mail commemorative stamp being issued in his name in 2000, the full story of this remarkable man and his historic journey, have never been told – until now.Following decades of research, Sheila Bransfield MA, a member of the UK Antarctic Heritage Trust, has produced the definitive biography of one of Britain’s greatest maritime explorers. The book has been endorsed by the UK Antarctic Heritage Trust, whose patron the Princess Royal, has written the Foreword.
2019-04-30 By Sheila Bransfield

... 'Frobisher's ships: the ships of the north-western Atlantic voyages, 1576–1578', in Symons 1999, pp 299–352 Friel, I., The British Museum Maritime History of Britain and Ireland 400–2001 (British Museum Press, London, 2003) Friel, ...

Author: Ian Friel

Publisher: Pen and Sword History

ISBN: 9781526738370

Category: History

Page: 208

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The renowned maritime historian and archeologist examines 600 years of shipwrecks to offer a fresh take on British life in the Age of Sail. In Britain and the Ocean Road, Dr. Ian Friel reexamines how and why Britain became a global sea power. With new firsthand research and provocative insights, the human stories of eight shipwrecks serve as waypoints on the voyage, bringing to life sailors, seafaring families, passengers, merchants, pirates, explorers, and many others. The narrative encompasses an extraordinary range of people, ships and events, such as a bloody maritime civil war in the thirteenth century; a seventeenth-century American teenager who stumbled into a life of piracy; a British warship that fought at Trafalgar—on the French side; and the floating hell of a Liverpool slave-ship, sunk in the year before the slave trade was abolished. Britain and the Ocean Road is the first of two works using original documentary research to tell the gripping story of Britain, its people, and the sea. The second book, Black Oil on the Waters, takes the story from the age of steam to the twenty-first century.
2020-08-30 By Ian Friel

The British Museum Maritime History of Britain and Ireland, c. 400–2001. London: British Museum, 2003. Games, Alison. The Web of Empire: English Cosmopolitans in an Age of Expansion, 1500– 1660. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2008.

Author: Phillip Reid

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004426344

Category: History

Page: 324

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In The Merchant Ship in the British Atlantic, 1600—1800, Phillip Reid shows how ordinary commercial vessels reflected the risk management strategies of those who designed, built, bought, and sailed them.
2020-04-14 By Phillip Reid

The books will also interest historians and archaeologists, as they are based on original scholarship. The second book, Black Oil on the Waters, will take the story from the age of steam to the 21st century.

Author: Ian Friel

Publisher: Pen and Sword History

ISBN: 9781526738394

Category: History

Page: 208

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Britain and the Ocean Road uses new firsthand research and unconventional interpretations to take a fresh look at British maritime history in the age of sail. The human stories of eight shipwrecks serve as waypoints on the voyage, as the book explores how and why Britain became a global sea power. Each chapter has people at its heart – sailors, seafaring families, passengers, merchants, pirates, explorers, and many others. The narrative encompasses an extraordinary range of people, ships and events, such as a bloody maritime civil war in the 13th century, a 17th-century American teenager who stepped from one ship to another - and into a life of piracy, a British warship that fought at Trafalgar (on the French side), and the floating hell of a Liverpool slave-ship, sunk in the year before the slave trade was abolished. The book is full of surprising details and scenes, including England’s rudest and crudest streetname, what it was like to be a passenger in a medieval ship (take a guess), how a fragment of the English theatre reached the Far East during Shakespeare’s lifetime, who forgave who after a deadly pirate duel, why there were fancy dress parties in the Arctic, and where you could get the best herring. Britain and the Ocean Road is the first of two works aimed at introducing a general audience to the gripping (and at times horrifying) story of Britain, its people and the sea. The books will also interest historians and archaeologists, as they are based on original scholarship. The second book, Black Oil on the Waters, will take the story from the age of steam to the 21st century.
2020-08-30 By Ian Friel

Agincourt is amongst the greatest victories in British history. Henry V's Navy is about the men, ships and technology that got him there

Author: Ian Friel

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ISBN: 0750994150

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WITHOUT HENRY V'S NAVY, the Battle of Agincourt would never have happened. Henry's fleet played a major - if often unrecognised - part in enabling the king to come within reach of final victory in the Hundred Years War against France. Henry's navy was one of the most successful fleets deployed by England before the time of Elizabeth I. The royal fleet was transformed in Henry's short reign from a few dilapidated craft into a powerful weapon of war, with over thirty fighting vessels, up-to-date technology and four of the biggest ships in Europe. Drawing from extensive research into documentary, pictorial and archaeological sources, Henry V's Navy is about the men, ships and operations of Henry's sea war. Maritime historian Ian Friel explores everything from shipboard food to how crews and their ships sailed and fought, and takes an in-depth look at the royal ships. He also tells the dramatic and bloody story of the naval conflict, which at times came close to humiliating defeat for the English.
2020-05-15 By Ian Friel

2003. Maritime History of Britain and Ireland. London: British Museum Press. O'Hara, Glenn. 2010. Britain and the Sea: Since 1600. New York: Palgrave Macmillan. Raudzens, George. 1999. Empires: Europe and Globalization, 1492–1788.

Author: Stephen K. Stein

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781440835513

Category: History

Page: 919

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This two-volume set documents the essential role of the sea and maritime activity across history, from travel and food production to commerce and conquest. • Provides a broad survey of the importance of the oceans for all of human culture and civilization, including coverage of diverse cultures such as the Polynesians, Vikings, Minoans, and many others • Describes the voyages of the great explorers and places them in a broad multinational and multicultural perspective • Traces the human use of the sea over time, noting activities and historic events such as piracy, the slave trade, fishing, and whaling, as well as describing commerce in ancient and modern contexts
2017-04-24 By Stephen K. Stein

Friel, I., The British Museum Maritime History of Britain and Ireland (London, 2003) ——, Breaking Seas, Broken Ships: People, Shipwrecks and Britain, 1854–2007 (Barnsley, 2021) ——, Britain and the Ocean Road: Shipwrecks and People, ...

Author: Alan G. Jamieson

Publisher: Reaktion Books

ISBN: 9781789146202

Category: History

Page: 456

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A highly illustrated voyage through shipwrecks ancient and contemporary. Out of the Depths explores all aspects of shipwrecks across four thousand years, examining their historical context and significance, showing how shipwrecks can be time capsules, and shedding new light on long-departed societies and civilizations. Alan G. Jamieson not only informs readers of the technological developments over the last sixty years that have made the true appreciation of shipwrecks possible, but he also covers shipwrecks in culture and maritime archaeology, their appeal to treasure hunters, and their environmental impacts. Although shipwrecks have become less common in recent decades, their implications have become more wide-ranging: since the 1960s, foundering supertankers have caused massive environmental disasters, and in 2021, the blocking of the Suez Canal by the giant container ship Ever Given had a serious effect on global trade.
2022-10-24 By Alan G. Jamieson

... The British Museum Maritime History of Britain and Ireland 400–2001 (British Museum Press, London) Friel 2015 I Friel, Henry V's Navy: The Sea-Road to Agincourt and Conquest 1413–1422 (The History Press, Stroud) Friel 2020 I Friel, ...

Author: Ian Friel

Publisher: Pen and Sword History

ISBN: 9781526771537

Category: History

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Following Britain and the Ocean Road, Ian Friel expertly navigates the history of Britain and the sea from the Middle Ages to modern times. With Breaking Seas, Broken Ships, we follow the story of Britain’s maritime history through some of its most dramatic shipwrecks. From the country’s imperial zenith to the very different world of the early twenty-first century we encounter an extraordinary range of people, ships and events, including… The crew and passengers of a state-of-the-art Victorian steamship who vanished in the Atlantic; The sailors of a doomed collier brig in the dying days of sail – and the wives and children they left behind; A lowly ex-naval stoker who went into showbiz with his version of a disaster caused by an admiral; A First World War merchant ship captain who fought a running battle with German U-Boats; The courage and compassion shown by British sailors who escaped their dive-bombed ships; The people who confronted the ‘black tide’ left by the oil tanker Torrey Canyon; How the container ship has helped to make a new world for us all – for better or worse. With people at the heart of every chapter, it explores major environmental themes alongside the traditional concerns of maritime history, such as trade, social issues and naval warfare. Their experiences tell us the story of Britain’s maritime past, one that is remarkable, moving and at times horrifying. Based on brand new scholarship, it is perfect for history enthusiasts, professional historians and archaeologists alike.
2021-05-12 By Ian Friel