ROYAL TARS OF OLD ENGLAND

Author:   Brian Lavery
Publisher:   Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
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9781844861255


Pages:   416
Publication Date:   02 August 2010
Format:   Hardback
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Brian Lavery, the pre-eminent historian of the Royal Navy, turns his astute and wide-ranging analytical eye on to its 'lower deck' - the world of the seamen as distinct from the officers of the 'quarterdeck'. If not totally overlooked in the grand narratives of the Senior Service the lower deck is often only noticed when it is a problem. Seamen are difficult to recruit, sometimes they mutiny on board ship, they are liable to drunkenness and venereal disease, they tend to desert or behave in a feckless manner. For the first time in a dedicated volume The Royal Tars of Old England presents the authentic voice, life and social history of the lower deck - how, in the confines of a fighting ship, the men asserted their independence of authority and, as part of this, established a vivid culture with its own values, language and rituals. The volume conveys the character of the seaman, from the early medieval navy through to the post-Trafalgar long peace, his attitudes to those above him and the navy's regulations, and the experience of battle as seen from the gun deck or the fighting top.

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Author:   Brian Lavery
Publisher:   Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Imprint:   Conway
ISBN:  

9781844861255


ISBN 10:   1844861252
Pages:   416
Publication Date:   02 August 2010
Audience:   General/trade ,  General
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Availability:   To order   Availability explained
Stock availability from the supplier is unknown. We will order it for you and ship this item to you once it is received by us.

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Brian Lavery is one of Britain's leading naval historians and a prolific author. He was, until recently, Curator of Naval History at the National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, and is a renowned expert on the sailing navy. Honours for his writing include the Desmond Wettern Maritime Media Award and the Society for Nautical Research's Anderson Medal.

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