Navy, Nation and Nelson: The Royal Navy and the British People, 1688?1815

Navy, Nation and Nelson: The Royal Navy and the British People, 1688?1815

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Overview

Navy, Nation and Nelson explores the Royal Navy's relationship with Britain from the Glorious Revolution to the Napoleonic Wars, encompassing three central themes: the realities of naval life in this period, the navy's connection to society, culture and national identity, and the story of Nelson's life and career. An ideal companion to the Museum's new permanent 'Navy, Nation and Nelson' gallery, which is scheduled to open in Summer 2013.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781591146032
Publisher: Naval Institute Press
Publication date: 06/15/2013
Pages: 240
Product dimensions: 7.80(w) x 9.70(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author

Quintin Colville is Curator of Naval History at the National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, England. His work has focused on the social and cultural identity of the Royal Navy during the late 19th and 20th centuries.


James Davey is a Curator of Naval History at the National Maritime Museum.

Table of Contents

Director's Foreword 6

Editors' preface 7

Introduction N.A.M. Rodger 8

1 Invasion and Threat Ted Vallance 22

2 Patriotism, Trade and Empire Kathleen Wilson 42

3 Dockyards and Industry Brian Lavery 58

4 Life Afloat Quintin Colville 76

5 Expansion and Victory Dan Snow 94

6 Naval Personnel in Popular Culture Margarette Lincoln 114

7 Mutiny and Insecurity James Davey 134

8 Nelson and Naval Warfare Andrew Lambert 152

9 The Experiences and Weapons of War Roland Pietsch 170

10 Nelson, Navy and National Identity Marianne Czisnik 188

11 Beyond Trafalgar Roger Knight 208

Author Biographies 228

Notes 229

Further Reading 233

Acknowledgements 235

Picture Credits 235

Index 236

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