Although Nelson dominates the naval history of the late eighteenth century, in many respects his achievements marked the culmination of a developing tactical tradition in the Royal Navy. The contribution of his predecessors has been neglected, however, largely because so few admirals have received proper modern study. This volume sets out to adjust the record by providing a series of in-depth biographical essays of the most important figures, each written by a specialist in the field.
Author: Peter Le Fevre & Richard Harding (Editors)
Title: Precursors of Nelson: British Admirals of the Eighteenth Century
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