George Clinch & Thomas Berney The Coastal Defences of England from the Roman Period to the 19th Century by George Clinch & The Battle of the Channel Tunnel and Dover Castle and Forts by Thomas Berney ‘We will fight them on the beaches’
For millennia island nations have known that invasion would come from the sea and that the enemy would select the most suitable point of disembarkation—a safe ba..
Stanley Lane-Poole Islamic Pirates of the Mediterranean 1504-1881 When the blue Mediterranean turned blood red
Powers that rise must fall—it is the way of things and is true of all, from the smallest realms to the mightiest of empires. There is no place on earth ..
Walter Thornbury A Classic Account of the Buccaneers & Pirates of the Great Age of Sail High adventure on the seas for plunder and profit
This well known account of the ‘gentlemen of the black flag’ by Thornbury was originally published in three volumes under the title Monarchs of the..
Alfred H. Miles Accounts of Naval Warfare from Damme 1213 to Trafalgar 1805 The exploits of the world’s greatest sea power from its beginnings to its triumphs
This book, originally entitled, ‘Fifty-Two Stories of the British Navy from Damme to Trafalgar,’ is an excellent ‘..
John Biddulph Pirates of the Coast of the Indian Sub-Continent During the 17th & 18th Centuries Pirates of the Indian Ocean
Despite the rise and domination of the Raj in post mutiny India and all it came to mean to the British Empire, it should be remembered that the rush to India by all the ..
E. Hamilton Currey Moslem Corsairs of the Sixteenth Century 1492-1580 Sword against scimitar at sea
The expulsion of the Moors from Iberia following the victory of the Catholic monarchs King Ferdinand of Castile and Queen Isabella of Aragon in 1492 heralded a new age..
E. Keble Chatterton The Story of the Merchants of the Seas and Oceans The story of sail and trade
Man is a creature on the land occupying a world covered principally by water. Whilst he could move himself and his trade goods by foot, beast and wheel, he realised mill..
Robert C. Leslie & Woodes Rogers The First Hand Account of a Famous Privateer Captain at War with the Spanish During the Reign of Queen Anne 1707-1711 Woodes Rogers—the man who rescued ‘Robinson Crusoe’
In the history of the British at sea, the names of many of its greatest men have long been familiar to almost everyone. For many, however, the na..
John Richard Hale A Thousand Years of Naval Conflict—Salamis to Tsu-Shima 480 BC - 1905 A substantial examination of war at sea through the ages
On a planet covered with water it is inevitable that the oceans and seas would become great highways of transport and trade and great battle..
A. T. Mahan Great Captains of the Royal Navy During the Age of Sail The Careers of Six Famous Royal Navy officers
The age of sail—particularly as it related to the Royal Navy—has, perhaps been justifiably, dominated by the great Nelson. His victory at Trafalgar mea..
Augusta Theodosia Drane A History to the Siege of Vienna, 1688 The Knights of the white cross
The Order of Knights Hospitallers—or Knights of St John—originated in the times of the Crusades in 1119, though the foundation of a hospital for pilgrims in Jerusalem..