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By Andrew D. Lambert

From the fellow defined by means of Amanda Foreman as 'one of the main eminent naval historians of our age' comes the tale of the way this country's maritime energy helped Britain achieve unprecedented dominance of the world's economic system. informed throughout the lives of ten of our such a lot impressive admirals, Andrew Lambert's publication spans Elizabethan instances to the second one international battle, culminating with the spirit which led Andrew Browne Cunningham famously to claim, whilst the military feared he may lose too many ships, 'it takes 3 years to construct a boat; it takes 3 centuries to construct a tradition'.

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The Falklands conflict of 1982 marked a watershed; the Nelson celebrations of 2005 reminded the world of Britain’s matchless naval heritage; while the decision in June 2008 to order two 65,000-ton aircraft carriers, HMS Queen Elizabeth and HMS Prince of Wales, demonstrates just how far the pendulum has swung since 1966, when the last carrier programme was cancelled. Britain has recovered her maritime perspective and recognised that in an age of global opportunities and threats naval forces remain essential.

Reckless, foolhardy bravery would be worse than useless. Only disciplined, controlled professional methods would suffice. It was his job to impose them on the fleet. Furthermore, his options were constrained by the limited endurance of any fleet at sea, particularly one such as this where the men were crowded on board ship. Not only were contemporary food and drink supplies highly perishable, but shipboard standards of hygiene were low. Hunger, thirst, scurvy, dysentery and typhus were common problems.

The development of English politics was largely directed by Parliament’s ability to control the funds needed for the navy. The link between naval power and commercial opportunity was obvious, building a political consensus that favoured the navy, the ‘senior service’, over the army. Charles Howard For much of the Tudor era, the office of Lord Admiral, which combined a great and profitable office of state with command of the fleet, was held by the Howard family. Closely connected to the royal family by blood and marriage, the newly ennobled Howards rode the Tudor roller-coaster with varying degrees of success.

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