History: Military & Naval History

  • Letters and Papers of Charles, Lord Barham: 1758-1813, Vol. III book cover

    Letters and Papers of Charles, Lord Barham

    1758-1813, Vol. III, 1st Edition

    By Sir John Knox Laughton

    Charles Middleton was one of the most interesting, influential and unlikeable characters in the British naval history. As Controller of the Navy 1778-1790, a member of the Admiralty Board 1794-95, and First Lord 1805-06, as well as the confidential naval adviser of several prime ministers, he…

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  • Letters and Papers of Charles, Lord Barham: 1758-1813, Vol. II book cover

    Letters and Papers of Charles, Lord Barham

    1758-1813, Vol. II, 1st Edition

    By Sir John Knox Laughton

    Charles Middleton was one of the most interesting, influential and unlikeable characters in the British naval history. As Controller of the Navy 1778-1790, a member of the Admiralty Board 1794-95, and First Lord 1805-06, as well as the confidential naval adviser of several prime ministers, he…

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    Routledge

  • A Descriptive Catalogue of the Naval Manuscripts in the Pepysian Library: Vol. III book cover

    A Descriptive Catalogue of the Naval Manuscripts in the Pepysian Library

    Vol. III, 1st Edition

    By J.R. Tanner

    Samuel Pepys (1633-1703) made a significant contribution to British history by his work as a naval administrator, and he bequeathed to Magdalen College, Cambridge its greatest treasure – his library, a unique collection of 3,000 books and manuscripts, still preserved as he left it. There are 250…

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  • Dispatches and Letters relating to the Blockade of Brest: 1803-1805, Vol. II book cover

    Dispatches and Letters relating to the Blockade of Brest

    1803-1805, Vol. II, 1st Edition

    By John Leyland

    The blockade of Brest of 1803-05 is covered in two volumes and concentrates on the achievements of the Hon William Cornwallis and his captains. Leyland was of the opinion that the work of the blockaders was ‘more important and more successful than that of Nelson at the same period’. More succinctly…

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    Routledge

  • Russian War: 1855, Black Sea, Official Correspondence book cover

    Russian War

    1855, Black Sea, Official Correspondence, 1st Edition

    By A.C. Dewar

    The second Cabinet print of January 1856 deals with the naval campaign, excluding the work of the Naval Brigade ashore throughout the siege of Sevastopol. While the latter operation dominated the theatre Vice Admiral Sir Edmund Lyons’ fleet maintained an effective blockade of the Russian coast,…

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  • The Barrington Papers: Vol. II book cover

    The Barrington Papers

    Vol. II, 1st Edition

    By D. Bonner-Smith

    Samuel Barrington (1729-1800), a son of the first Viscount Barrington, entered the Royal Navy in 1740. He was posted in 1747 and eventually was promoted to Admiral in 1787. Papers in the possession of Barrington’s collateral descendants form these two volumes and cover his naval career. They…

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  • The Journal of Sir George Rooke: Admiral of the Fleet 1700-1702 book cover

    The Journal of Sir George Rooke

    Admiral of the Fleet 1700-1702, 1st Edition

    By Oscar Browning

    This is a conflation of correspondence with a journal kept by Rooke’s secretary (which exists in several versions), all covering his Baltic expedition of 1700, and the attack on Cadiz and Vigo in 1702. Uniquely among the Society’s early issues, this book went out of print almost as soon as it was…

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  • Life of Captain Stephen Martin: 1666-1740 book cover

    Life of Captain Stephen Martin

    1666-1740, 1st Edition

    By Clements R Markham

    The life, describing service at sea from 1686 to 1714, was actually written by Martin’s son Stephen Martin-Leake, Garter King of Arms, as an appendix to his Life of Admiral Sir John Leake, whose follower, friend, flag-captain, brother-in-law, and heir Captain Martin successively became. In…

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  • The Old Scots Navy from 1689 to 1710 book cover

    The Old Scots Navy from 1689 to 1710

    1st Edition

    By James Grant

    These are mainly official papers, Scots and English, dealing with the last years of the Scots Navy when it operated as a small component of the English fleet.…

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  • The Vernon Papers book cover

    The Vernon Papers

    1st Edition

    By B. McL. Ranft

    The papers relating to Admiral Edward Vernon are intended to give an estimate of his contribution to naval strategy and tactics. They are divided between his command in the West Indies from 1739 and 1742 and command in the English Channel in 1745. Preparation for war with Spain was made in June…

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

    The Naval Tracts of Sir William Monson

    Vol. II, 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. This volume continues Monson’s history from the Islands Voyage of 1597 to the end of the war in 1603, and adds various short pieces…

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  • Documents relating to Law and Custom of the Sea: Volume II, 1649-1767 book cover

    Documents relating to Law and Custom of the Sea

    Volume II, 1649-1767, 1st Edition

    By R.G. Marsden

    A collection of legal cases and precedents dealing with aspects of maritime and naval law such as piracy, prizes and prize goods, letters of marque and reprisal, contraband, ransom, convoy, and impressment. The volumes cover 1205-1648 and 1649-1767 respectively. This volume covers the years 1649-…

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