Book Review – ‘The Fighting Temeraire: Legend of Trafalgar’; ‘The Admiral Benbow: The life and times of a naval legend’; ‘The Glorious First of June: Fleet battle in the age of terror’ by Sam Willis

By Robert J. C. Mowat, published October 2020


The ‘Great Age’ of the sailing warship has received such detailed study that is difficult to believe there is more to be said on the subject. Many (possibly most) Mariner’s Mirror readers will emphatically doubt this view, and these books will justify their view. Taken together the Hearts of Oak trilogy aims to examine ‘three of the most iconic and yet largely unexplored stories of the period … that will slice together to form a narrative of an era which stretches from the English Civil War to the coming of steam’….

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Filed under: Nelson | Nineteenth Century
Subjects include: Battles & Tactics | Biography | Miscellaneous | Navies | Shipbuilding & Design

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