History: Military & Naval History

  • Fighting Instructions: 1530-1816 book cover

    Fighting Instructions

    1530-1816, 1st Edition

    By Julian S. Corbett

    The views put forward by Corbett in this collection have now been partly discredited, but the collection itself remains of fundamental importance for the study of British naval tactics. It includes both Fighting Instructions in the strict sense, and various orders and memoranda explanatory of them.…

    Paperback – 2019-04-25
    Routledge

  • History of the Russian Fleet during the reign of Peter the Great: By a Contemporary Englishman, 1724 book cover

    History of the Russian Fleet during the reign of Peter the Great

    By a Contemporary Englishman, 1724, 1st Edition

    By Cyprian A.G. Bridge

    This is unusual among the Society’s volumes in not dealing with British naval history. It prints a history of the Russian Baltic fleet from its foundation, written in 1724 by an unidentified Englishman, evidently a sea officer in Russian service. The author has recently been identified as Captain…

    Paperback – 2019-04-25
    Routledge

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

    A Descriptive Catalogue of the Naval Manuscripts in the Pepysian Library

    Vol. II, 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…

    Paperback – 2019-04-25
    Routledge

  • Russian War: 1854, Baltic and Black Sea, Official Correspondence book cover

    Russian War

    1854, Baltic and Black Sea, Official Correspondence, 1st Edition

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

    This volume reproduces the Cabinet Confidential print of January 1855, a time of crisis in British Government, when the Aberdeen Ministry, heavily defeated on a vote of confidence, was eventually replaced by Lord Palmerston’s Ministry. The First Lord of the Admiralty, Sir James Graham, survived the…

    Paperback – 2019-04-25
    Routledge

  • Logs of the Great Sea Fights: 1794-1805, Vol. I book cover

    Logs of the Great Sea Fights

    1794-1805, Vol. I, 1st Edition

    By T. Sturges Jackson

    This is a collection of excerpts from ships’ logs and signal books, with associated correspondence, allowing detailed study of the course of the most important naval engagements of the period. Vol 1 deals with the battles of the First of June, St Vincent and Camperdown.…

    Paperback – 2019-04-25
    Routledge

  • Two Discourses of the Navy 1638 and 1659 by John Hollond book cover

    Two Discourses of the Navy 1638 and 1659 by John Hollond

    1st Edition

    By J.R. Tanner

    John Hollond had a chequered career as a naval administrator, punctuated by his charges of corruption against his colleagues, circulated in these two manuscripts, and their counter-charges against him, but his Discourses are uniquely informative. There is also printed Sir Robert Slyngesbie’s…

    Paperback – 2019-04-25
    Routledge

  • The Naval Miscellany: Vol. III book cover

    The Naval Miscellany

    Vol. III, 1st Edition

    By W.G. Perrin

    This Miscellany contains several documents that were in private ownership and range from 1656 to 1815 and are mainly related to naval operations. There are documents relating to the raid on the Dutch coast in 1666 and letters from Blake to Montague on operational matters in 1756; a discussion on…

    Paperback – 2019-04-25
    Routledge

  • The Keith Papers: Vol. II book cover

    The Keith Papers

    Vol. II, 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…

    Paperback – 2019-04-25
    Routledge

  • Documents Relating to Anson's Voyage Round the World 1740-1744 book cover

    Documents Relating to Anson's Voyage Round the World 1740-1744

    1st Edition

    By Glyndwr Williams

    Ghost-writing is not a twentieth Century invention. In this volume for the Navy Records Society Dr Williams revealed that the classic best-seller, ‘A Voyage round the World by George Anson‘, purportedly written by Anson’s chaplain Richard Walter, had in fact been ghost-written by Benjamin Robins, a…

    Paperback – 2019-04-25
    Routledge

  • Naval Songs and Ballads book cover

    Naval Songs and Ballads

    1st Edition

    By C.H. Firth

    These are not for the most part shanties, but ballads about (and in many cases by) sailors and their exploits, from the fourteenth century to the nineteenth, with a learned introduction on their historical value. The tunes are named, but the music is not printed.…

    Paperback – 2019-04-25
    Routledge

  • The Navy and South America: 1807-1823 book cover

    The Navy and South America

    1807-1823, 1st Edition

    By Gerald S. Graham, R.A. Humphreys

    The defence of trade has always been a priority for the Royal Navy. This volume details the operations of the squadrons deployed in South American waters amid the turmoil which began with the French occupation of the Iberian Peninsular and ended with the independence of Argentina, Chile, Peru and,…

    Paperback – 2019-04-25
    Routledge

  • The Private Correspondence of Admiral Lord Collingwood book cover

    The Private Correspondence of Admiral Lord Collingwood

    1st Edition

    By Edward Hughes

    This volume attempts to rescue Nelson’s second-in-command at Trafalgar from the comparative obscurity that had overtaken him since the close of the nineteenth century. Vice-Admiral Lord Collingwood (1748-1810), lionised for his role at Trafalgar by his contemporaries and by Victorians, had become…

    Paperback – 2019-04-25
    Routledge

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