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BookPick: The British Navy, Economy and Society in the Seven Years War

[To leave a comment go right to the end of the page and just enter it in the ‘Leave a Reply’ box] William Thompson, a former foreman cooper in the Victualling Board, wrote in a work published in 1761: ‘Seamen in the King’s Ships have made buttons for their Jacketts and Trowses [sic] with the […]

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BookPick: Anatomy of the Ship

[To leave a comment go right to the end of the page and just enter it in the ‘Leave a Reply’ box] The ‘Anatomy of the Ship’ series was first published by Conway (an imprint of Anova Books) in hardback a few years back and I snatched up (and still regularly consult) all of the […]

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BookPick: Conquest of the Ocean

[To leave a comment go right to the end of the page and just enter it in the ‘Leave a Reply’ box] Brian Lavery certainly brings impeccable credentials to this work having held posts at Chatham Historic Dockyard and the National Maritime Museum, where he is currently a Curator Emeritus. He has the ability to […]

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BookPick: Jane Austen’s England

[To leave a comment go right to the end of the page and just enter it in the ‘Leave a Reply’ box] A revealing and spirited account of life ashore in Kydd’s day. Following on from their fascinating accounts of Jack Tar at sea, Roy and Lesley Adkins vividly portray fascinating aspects of the daily […]

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