The reigns of Edward VI and Mary I remain largely by-passed in naval history, yet it was a vital time for the administration of the navy and it saw the apprenticeship of many who would lead the service in Elizabeth's later years. This volume helps to fill the gap and includes all the extant Treasurer's and Victualler's accounts for the two reigns together with entries taken verbatim from the State Papers which augment the calendar summaries previously published, and correct a good many errors. In addition documents are printed here for the first time from a variety of archives in Britain and abroad.
'The Navy Records Society is renowned for its excellent volumes which bring maritime records and accounts to print. This latest edition is no exception…The volume is invaluable for scholars as it brings primary documents from various archives into one accessible volume… In general, The Navy of Edward VI and Mary I carries on the proud tradition of the excellent offerings of the Navy Record Society.' The Northern Mariner/Le marin du nord 'This volume continues the rich tradition of the Navy Records Society in making available printed primary source material on significant topics. Editors C.S Knighton and David Loades have brought together an exemplary body of material that reveals the inner working of the navies of King Edward VI and Queen Mary I… The editors are to be commended for providing not only a finely edited collection of primary source material, but for their informed comments on numerous subjects in the introductions and notes. They have provided a new perspective on the navy during the reigns of Edward VI and Mary.' The Mariner’s Mirror
Part I: Edward VI (1547–1553), The Scottish War and other Operations, Etablishments, Surveys and Reports, Accounts and Finance, Part II: Mary I (1553–1558), The Succession Crisis, 5 Administration, 6 Operations, 7 Establishments and Orders, 8 Accounts. Indexes.