If not for the events of 1759, the entire history of the world would have been different. Called the "Year of Victories," 1759 was the fourth year of the Seven Years, or the French-and-Indian War and defeat of the French paved the way for the global hegemony of the English language. Guiding us through England's conquests (and often extremely narrow victories), Frank McLynn (Wagons West) brilliantly interweaves primary sources, ranging from material in the Vatican archives to oral histories of Native Americans. In a stunning chronicle of a pivotal year in world history, he controversially concludes that the birth of the great British Empire was more a result of luck than of rigorous planning.

Great Harry's Navy: How Henry VIII Gave England Seapower

Author: Geoffrey Moorhouse

Title: Great Harry's Navy: How Henry VIII Gave England Seapower

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First Published by: Weidenfeld & Nicolson

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Format: HC

Date: 11 August 2005

ISBN-10: 0297645447

ISBN-13: 9780297645443

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