Royal Yachts (UK ed.)

Royal Yachts (UK ed.)

By: Alan Major (author)Paperback

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Using his personal ship, Mora, William, Duke of Normandy, invaded Britain with a fl eet of similar ships. It was the fi rst of a long line of ships with Royal associations. The word `yacht' did not come into British usage until the seventeenth century, it being a Dutch word. King Charles II, while in exile in the Netherlands, spent much time sailing statenyachts and had one brought to England when he was crowned. This 100-ton vessel, with its gold decoration, was the fi rst proper British royal yacht and started a long line of eighty-three different vessels that fi nished with the Royal Yacht Britannia, which is now moored at Leith as a fl oating museum.

About Author

Alan Major was born in Gillingham and is the author of The Kentish Lights and Maritime Antiques - an Illustrated Dictionary. His research into the history of Royal Yachts has seen him correspond with numerous royal families and he has been given a privileged access into many collections to gather the images for Royal Yachts.

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9781445657844
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 160
  • ID: 9781445657844
  • weight: 480
  • ISBN10: 1445657848
  • edition: UK ed.

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