* A gripping account of the most action-packed years of British naval history
Now in B Format.
A gripping account of the most action-packed years of British naval history
As France emerged from revolution, a young general named Napoleon Bonaparte invaded Egypt, hoping next to march overland to India. It would not happen. Britain swung her forces into action to battle for control of the world's sea-lanes and thus all international trade. The Battle of the Nile and then at Acre were the first sallies in what would be fifteen years of bitter fighting. It was a war won at sea, and by the time of Waterloo Britain had gained control and possessed the foundations of her vast empire. Brought vividly to life through the words and stories of the ordinary people caught up in the conflict, this is a sweeping history of the years of naval warfare that set the balance of power in Europe for the following century. Taking in gallant duels, bloody battles between huge fleets, amphibious assaults, daring coastal raids, and the subtleties of espionage and naval intelligence, this global conflict truly was THE WAR FOR ALL THE OCEANS.
This book takes us through the mammoth story of the naval struggle throughout the Napoleonic war s' EVENING HERALD - 'A drama of blazing ships and broadsides ... an enjoyable coda to Trafalgar year'
Colin White, OBSERVER
'This book takes us through the mammoth story of the naval struggle throughout the Napoleonic wars' EVENING HERALD
John Crossland, SUNDAY TIMES - 'A gripping portrayal ... packed with dramatic incidents and colourful personalities'
'A drama of blazing ships and broadsides ... an enjoyable coda to Trafalgar year' John Crossland, SUNDAY TIMES
'A gripping portrayal ... packed with dramatic incidents and colourful personalities' Colin White, OBSERVER
Roy Adkins is a historian and archaeologist, who lives in Devon and is a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries of London, a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society and a Member of the Chartered Institute for Archaeologists. He is author of the bestselling Trafalgar: The Biography of a Battle. Together with his wife, Lesley Adkins, he has also published several other successful books on history and archaeology, including Jack Tar, The War for All the Oceans and The Keys of Egypt. Their books have been translated so far into seventeen languages. Eavesdropping on Jane Austen's England is their latest book and is available now in paperback. Their website is www.adkinshistory.com and their blog is http://blog.adkinshistory.com/.
Roy is available for interviews and talks.