Tars: Life in the Royal Navy during the Seven Years War

Tars: Life in the Royal Navy during the Seven Years War

By: Tim Clayton (author)Paperback

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TARS is a gripping firsthand account of life in the Royal Navy at its bloodiest and most temptestuous phase, beginning in 1758. Through the lives of the main protagonists - a small band of sailors from across the ranks - TRAFALGAR author Tim Clayton paints a vivid picture of the navy and the era, from close-quarter battles and roistering on the streets of London to the political decisions that built up and knocked down empires. In this death-or-glory era the navy became the main weapon of an aggressive and power-hungry government, and fighting at sea was carried out at ever-closer quarters and with ever-increasing amounts of firepower. Using never-before published first-person sources, TARS takes us through these men's daily struggles as Britain navigated her course on the political map.

About Author

Tim Clayton has written extensively on nineteenth and twentieth-century cultural history.

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780340898031
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 400
  • ID: 9780340898031
  • weight: 310
  • ISBN10: 0340898038

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