Life in Nelson s Navy

"Broad in scope and compelling in detail, this book presents facts about a navy and a time that have spawned many myths.

Life in Nelson s Navy

Life in Nelson s Navy

"Broad in scope and compelling in detail, this book presents facts about a navy and a time that have spawned many myths. The author, a British naval historian and Nelson specialist, offers a compelling view of the social structure and harsh living conditions aboard the ships of the Royal Navy in the late eighteenth century. Dudley Pope describes a typical day aboard a man-of-war, discusses the awesome powers and responsibilities of commanding officers, and details the specialized tasks performed on a warship under sail in Lord Nelson's time. He also presents facts about the organization and inner working of the Admiralty, the promotion system for officers and seamen, and the severe forms of discipline used during the period."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

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Life In Nelson's Navy
Language: un
Pages: 256
Authors: Dudley Pope
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2013-03-08 - Publisher: House of Stratus

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
Life in Nelson's Navy
Language: un
Pages: 96
Authors: Brian Lavery
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2011-09-16 - Publisher: The History Press

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
Jack Tar
Language: un
Pages: 480
Authors: Lesley Adkins, Roy Adkins
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2011-10-20 - Publisher: Hachette UK

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
Men-of-War: Life in Nelson's Navy
Language: un
Pages: 96
Authors: Patrick O'Brian
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 1995-11-17 - Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

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
Heart of Oak
Language: un
Pages: 191
Authors: James P. McGuane
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2002 - Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

A photographic essay of the world depicted in Patrick O'Brian's Napoleonic era novels features images of museum artifacts culled from shipwrecked vessels to present a perspective of the everyday lives of sailors and officers in the Royal Navy. 10,000 first printing.

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