Age of Sail Naval Non-Fiction Section



Famous Ships

Ships & Design


Author :: John Barratt
Series :: Campaign Chronicles
First Published by :: Leo Cooper
Format :: HC
Date :: 20 October 2005
ISBN-10 :: 1844153231
ISBN-13 :: 9781844153237

The 200 years that separate the navy of Drake's day from that of Nelson were critical for the development of Britain's sea power, and the decade of the Commonwealth, of Cromwell's rule, is one of the turning points in the story.

In the aftermath of a disastrous civil war and the execution of Charles I, the navy fought to defend the frail republic against the rivalry and hostility of other European nations and to extend British influence across the globe. In this fascinating reassessment of a decisive phase in the growth of British sea power, John Barratt shows how Cromwell's navy confronted the threats that came against it during a decade of almost continuous naval warfare, against the Royalists, the Dutch and the Spanish.

At the same time he describes in detail the naval organization of the day and the rapid expansion of the service in the early 1650s, as well as the ships and the seamen who manned them.

Armada 1588: The Spanish Assault on England

Author: John Barratt

Title: Armada 1588: The Spanish Assault on England

Series: Campaign Chronicles

First Published by: Leo Cooper


Format: HC

Date: 20 October 2005

ISBN-10: 1844153231

ISBN-13: 9781844153237



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