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Tempest : the royal navy and the age of revolution

Title
Tempest : the royal navy and the age of revolution / James Davey.
ISBN
9780300238273
0300238274
Publication
New Haven ; London : Yale University Press, [2023]
Copyright Notice Date
©2023
Physical Description
xix, 426 pages, 16 pages of plates : illustrations (some color), maps (some color) ; 24 cm
Summary
"The French Revolutionary Wars catapulted Britain into a conflict against a new enemy: Republican France. Britain relied on the Royal Navy to protect its shores and empire, but as radical ideas about rights and liberty spread across the globe, it could not prevent the spirit of revolution from reaching its ships. In this insightful history, James Davey tells the story of Britain’s Royal Navy across the turbulent 1790s. As resistance and rebellion swept through the fleets, the navy itself became a political battleground. This was a conflict fought for principles as well as power. Sailors organized riots, strikes, petitions, and mutinies to achieve their goals. These shocking events dominated public discussion, prompting cynical--and sometimes brutal--responses from the government and naval command."--Dust jacket.
Format
Books
Language
English
Added to Catalog
June 08, 2023
Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references (pages 392-415) and index.
Genre/Form
History.
Naval history.
Also listed under
Yale University Press, publisher.
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