This remarkable compilation includes both official and private correspondence and papers from a wide variety of sources both English and Dutch (the latter translated), giving an extremely detailed and complete view of all aspects of the war. The first volume extends to August 1652. The translations of many of the Dutch documents are unsatisfactory, and should be corrected from the Corrigenda ed. A.C. Dewar, issued by the Society in 1932.
The first volume extends to August 1652.
Table of Contents
Preface, PART I THE REMINISCENCES OF RICHARD GIB SON, PART II THE APPROACH OF WAR, PART III THE HONOUR OF THE FLAG, PART IV THE NORTHERN VOYAGE.
Samuel Rawson Gardiner was born on 4 March 1829 at Alresford, Hampshire, educated at Winchester College and Christchurch College, Oxford where he obtained a first in Literae Humaniores. He was then elected to fellowships at All Souls (1884) and Merton (1892). He was professor of history at King’s College, London and in 1896 gave the first series of Ford Lectures at Oxford. He specialised in 17th century English history, and is regarded as one of the foremost historians of the Puritan revolution and the English Civil War.