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Britannia's Glory - Maggie Ballinger

Britannia's Glory - Maggie Ballinger

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British fishermen, crusaders,

Explorers, smugglers, traders,

Inventors, convicts, settlers in the hold.

Pirates, shipwrights, whalers,

And our navies’ trusted sailors:

Presented here, in verse, their histories told.

Since before Great Britain became an island, through the age
when supremacy at sea established the largest empire the world has known, and
moving right up to the present day, the nation’s maritime history is told in a
unique way, in this celebratory gift book – Britannia’s Glory. Written in
memorable verse, with narrative side notes, quotations and a number of original
drawings, it is designed to be easily digested and dipped into, (rather than
swallowed whole). Offering comprehensive coverage, its topics include piracy,
privateering, disappearing villages, smuggling, seaside resorts, the iniquitous
slave trade and why the seas round our coast afford limitless potential for the
production of renewable energy. The reader will discover elements such as wars,
battles and (sometimes unconventional) naval tactics, alongside ship
development, fishing, trade, ports, dockyards, lighthouses, maps and
navigation. There are tales of settlers, mutineers, heroic explorers and daring
saboteurs, as well as ingenious inventors and other land-based folk earning
their livings manufacturing rope or gutting herring. All contributed to a
history that looks so very different when viewed from the sea. As a country, we
may not know where we’re going, but we certainly know where we’ve come from.

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Binding: Paperback

Number of Pages: 256

Year Published: 2019

Publisher: Unicorn Publishing Group

ISBN: 9781912690169

Please note this book is pre-loved/used. We do our best to select used books that are in fantastic condition, however there may be some defects on the cover or pages.

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