Book Review: ‘Anson’s Navy: Building a fleet for empire 1744 to 1763’ by B. Lavery

By Shoya Fugetsu, published February 2023


The eighteenth-century British navy is one of the most studied subjects in maritime and naval history. The scholarly focuses are now branched out quite widely, and span the history of naval officers on board, sailors’ life, command structure, and the management of naval offices at home. Brian Lavery attempts to synthesize the various aspects of the navy during Anson’s time and underlines the emergence of British naval superiority which followed…

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