The Pen and Ink Sailor: Charles Middleton and the King's Navy, 1778-1813, 1st Edition (Paperback) book cover

The Pen and Ink Sailor

Charles Middleton and the King's Navy, 1778-1813, 1st Edition

By John E. Talbott


200 pages

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Paperback: 9780714644523
pub: 1998-10-31
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Examiner of the Navy and the First Lord of the Admiralty during the Trafalgar Campaign, Sir Charles Middleton was responsible for creating vital links between the naval shore establishment, policy makers in Whitehall and commanders at sea.

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The Naval Review - "It is a well written study in the Cass Series on Naval Policy and History with the bonus that the American author does provide insights and comments that might have eluded one dyed in Royal Navy blue. Barhman deserves his Battleship; Talbott his readership".

Military History- mixed report"- see file "This book is clearly written and well researched"

The Northern Mariner, Jan 2000

"The book is based on solid documentary research, the prose is clear and the illustrations are pertinent. … This book is most welcome and recommended, as it fills some huge gaps in Royal Navy history."

The Marnier"s Mirror

"a provocative and valuable contribution to the history of the civil departments of the navy"

"an interesting, insightful biography of a largely forgotten man who, though a veteran sea dog with a distinguished record as a ship"s captain, was a particularly capable administrator"


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Cass Series: Naval Policy and History

This series consists primarily of original manuscripts by research scholars in the general area of naval policy and history, without national or chronological limitations. 

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HISTORY / Military / General
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Political Freedom & Security / International Security