History: Military & Naval History

  • The Life of Admiral Sir John Leake: Vol. II book cover

    The Life of Admiral Sir John Leake

    Vol. II, 1st Edition

    By Geoffrey Callender

    Leake (1656-1720) was one of the most prominent flag officers of King William and Queen Anne’ s wars. He played a leading part in the relief of Londonderry in 1689, fought at Bantry Bay, Beachy Head, La Hogue and Malaga, twice relieved Gibraltar, captured Cartagena, Alicante, Ibiza, Majorca,…

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  • The Naval Tracts of Sir William Monson: Vol. I book cover

    The Naval Tracts of Sir William Monson

    Vol. I, 1st Edition

    By M. Oppenheim

    Monson was a late-Elizabethan seaman and naval commander, retired under a cloud in 1616, who occupied his retirement in composing a number of works on naval affairs. In this volume are Monson’s accounts of the naval operations from Drake’s voyage of 1585 to the Cadiz Expedition of 1596. Oppenheim’s…

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  • Private Papers of George, Second Earl Spencer: 1794-1801, Vol. III book cover

    Private Papers of George, Second Earl Spencer

    1794-1801, Vol. III, 1st Edition

    By H.W. Richmond

    Spencer was First Lord of the Admiralty 1794-1801, virtually throughout the wars against Revolutionary France, and his correspondence with officers and politicians is of central importance to the naval history of the times. These volumes continue Spencer’s correspondence up to 1801 when he left…

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  • The Keith Papers: Vol. III book cover

    The Keith Papers

    Vol. III, 1st Edition

    By Christopher Lloyd

    George Keith Elphinstone, Lord Keith (1746-1823) was a Scottish naval officer who entered the navy as a penurious midshipman towards the end of the Seven Years War. He had a long career at sea, during which he missed taking part in any major battle, but held major commands throughout the…

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  • Letters and Papers relating to the First Dutch War: 1652-1654, Vol. II book cover

    Letters and Papers relating to the First Dutch War

    1652-1654, Vol. II, 1st Edition

    By Samuel Rawson Gardiner

    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…

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  • The Naval Miscellany: Vol. IV book cover

    The Naval Miscellany

    Vol. IV, 1st Edition

    By Christopher Lloyd

    Published in this volume are various Spanish documents concerning the Armada; a journal of one of Blake’s officers in the mid seventeenth century; Boscawen’s letters to his wife; the account of a Swedish officer who served in the French Navy during the Seven Years War; selections from the Hood…

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  • Letters of Admiral of the Fleet The Earl of St. Vincent: 1801-1804, Vol. II book cover

    Letters of Admiral of the Fleet The Earl of St. Vincent

    1801-1804, Vol. II, 1st Edition

    By David Bonner Smith

    These volumes present letters and other documents of St Vincent’s period as First Lord of the Admiralty, the most controversial and politically-heated of any during the time of the sailing navy. They are taken from his out-letter books, and do not include the replies. Unusually for Society volumes,…

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  • Naval Accounts and Inventories of the Reign of Henry VII: 1485-8 and 1495-7 book cover

    Naval Accounts and Inventories of the Reign of Henry VII

    1485-8 and 1495-7, 1st Edition

    By M. Oppenheim

    More accurately, the reigns of Richard III and Henry VII: this prints two books of accounts of successive Clerks of the Kings Ships; Thomas Roger’s for 1485-88 and Robert Brygandyne’s for 1495-97. They present a detailed picture of naval administration, ships and their equipment at the end of the…

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  • The Naval Brigades in the Indian Mutiny: 1857-58 book cover

    The Naval Brigades in the Indian Mutiny

    1857-58, 1st Edition

    By W.B. Rowbotham

    This volume contains letters and official despatches that mainly relate to the operations ashore by the ship’s companies of Shannon and Pearl during the Indian Mutiny of 1857-8. Both were engaged in numerous actions against the rebel forces and most notably in the campaign that led to the relief of…

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  • The Second China War: 1856-1860 book cover

    The Second China War

    1856-1860, 1st Edition

    By D. Bonner-Smith, A.C. Dewar

    The causes of the Second China War were complex; one factor went back deep into China’s past when the country was the predominant power in the Far East and had developed a civilisation that, culturally and technically, was far ahead of that of Europe. This gave them a superiority complex which they…

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  • The Sergison Papers book cover

    The Sergison Papers

    1st Edition

    By R.D. Merriman

    Charles Sergison (1654-1732) had a long and honourable career with the Navy Board in which organisation he rose to become Clerk of the Acts, the Principal Officer and Commissioner responsible for the Board’s secretariat. He occupied this position for nearly thirty years from early 1689/90 to his…

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  • The Naval Tracts of Sir William Monson: Vol. III book cover

    The Naval Tracts of Sir William Monson

    Vol. III, 1st Edition

    By M. Oppenheim

    Monson was a late-Elizabethan seaman and naval commander, retired under a cloud in 1616, who occupied his retirement in composing a number of works on naval affairs. A large collection of narratives, notes and memoranda, mostly concerning English naval affairs under James I and Charles I.…

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