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The Resource Kings of the sea : Charles II, James II and the Royal Navy, JD Davies

Kings of the sea : Charles II, James II and the Royal Navy, JD Davies

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Kings of the sea : Charles II, James II and the Royal Navy
Title
Kings of the sea
Title remainder
Charles II, James II and the Royal Navy
Statement of responsibility
JD Davies
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"It has always been widely accepted that the Stuart kings, Charles II and James II, had an interest in the navy and more generally in the sea. Their enthusiastic delight in sailing, for instance, is often cited as marking the establishment of yachting in England. The major naval developments in their reigns on the other hand developments that effectively turned the Royal Navy into a permanent, professional fighting force for the first time have traditionally been attributed to Samuel Pepys. This new book, based on a wide range of new and previously neglected evidence, presents a provocative new theory: that the creation of the proper Royal Navy was in fact due principally to the Stuart brothers, particularly Charles II, who is presented here, not as the lazy monarch neglectful of the detail of government, but as a king with an acute and detailed interest in naval affairs. The author also demonstrates that Charles Stuart predecessors were far more directly involved in naval matters than has usually been allowed, and proves that Charles and James command of ship design and other technical matters went well beyond the bounds of dilettante enthusiasm. It is shown how Charles in particular, intervened in ship design discussions at a highly technical level; how the brothers were principally responsible for the major reforms that established a permanent naval profession; and how they personally sponsored important expeditions and projects such as Greenvile Collins survey of British waters. The book also reassesses James II s record as a fighting admiral. It is a fascinating journey into the world of the Stuart navy and shows how the Kings of the Sea were absolutely central to the development of its ships, their deployment and the officer corps which commanded them; it offers a major reassessment of that dynasty s involvement in naval warfare"-- Publisher description
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Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Davies, J. D
Dewey number
359/.0094109032
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
DA86
LC item number
.D38 2017eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Great Britain
  • Great Britain
  • Karl
  • Jakob
  • Great Britain
  • TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Marine & Naval
  • TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Military Science
  • Great Britain
  • Marine
  • England
Label
Kings of the sea : Charles II, James II and the Royal Navy, JD Davies
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 262-281) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 5.
  • The Royal Yachts
  • 6.
  • Governing the Navy
  • 7.
  • The Precursors of Hornblower
  • 8.
  • The Sovereignty of the Sea
  • 9.
  • The Dominion of the Oceans
  • 1.
  • 10.
  • Warlords
  • 11.
  • Inglorious Revolution
  • 12.
  • The Stuarts and the Sea II: The J̀acobite Navy'
  • The Stuarts and the Sea I: The Inheritance
  • 2.
  • Civil War and Restoration
  • 3.
  • His Majesty's Ships I
  • 4.
  • His Majesty's Ships II
Control code
1032071173
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (288 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781848324015
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations, maps.
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1032071173
Label
Kings of the sea : Charles II, James II and the Royal Navy, JD Davies
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 262-281) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 5.
  • The Royal Yachts
  • 6.
  • Governing the Navy
  • 7.
  • The Precursors of Hornblower
  • 8.
  • The Sovereignty of the Sea
  • 9.
  • The Dominion of the Oceans
  • 1.
  • 10.
  • Warlords
  • 11.
  • Inglorious Revolution
  • 12.
  • The Stuarts and the Sea II: The J̀acobite Navy'
  • The Stuarts and the Sea I: The Inheritance
  • 2.
  • Civil War and Restoration
  • 3.
  • His Majesty's Ships I
  • 4.
  • His Majesty's Ships II
Control code
1032071173
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (288 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781848324015
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations, maps.
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1032071173

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