Archive Results For: Tudors

Review: ‘The Overseas Trade of British America: A narrative history’ by T. M. Truxes

By Jeremy Land

Building on the foundation of his long career of studying colonial North American trade and its economy, Thomas Truxes provides a sweeping, long-run narrative of the maritime trade of British America up until the advent of independence for the United States of America. Looking to explicate the origins, development, and significance of British America in […] Read More

Filed under: Tudors | Seven Years’ War | American Revolution | American Civil War
Subjects include: Administration | Merchant Marines | Pirates, Corsairs & Privateers | Strategy & Diplomacy

Book Review-‘The World of the Newport Medieval Ship:Trade, politics and shipping in the mid-fifteenthcentury’ edited by E. T. Jones and R. Stone

By Fred Hocker

In the analysis and publication of many archaeological ship finds, discussion of the historical context of the wreck is integrated into the overall project structure. This can be more or less successful, depending on how adept the archaeologists are at working with historical sources or how well they work with historians. In the study of […] Read More

Filed under: Tudors
Subjects include: Archaeology

Book Review-‘Ye Mary Fortune: A ship of Henry VII 1490 AD at Pembroke Castle’ by D. James

By Michael Leek

Advances in warship design over the last century are displayed on the covers of this excellent book. On the front, a photograph taken in 1913 shows the launch of the battleship Queen Elizabeth at the Dockyard, while on the back there is a superb view of her modern namesake, the new aircraft carrier on her […] Read More

Filed under: Tudors
Subjects include: Historic Vessels, Museums & Restoration

Book Review-‘The First Circumnavigators: Unsung heroes of the Age of Discovery’ by H. Kelsey

By Richard Dunn

As readers of this journal will know, the first circumnavigation of the globe was completed in 1522, towards the end of a voyage into the Pacific commanded by Ferdinand Magellan (Fernão de Magalhães), who died before its return. In The First Circumnavigators Harry Kelsey analyses the four major Spanish voyages that set off between 1519 […] Read More

Filed under: Tudors
Subjects include: Science & Exploration

Book Review-‘Crail and its Fisheries: 1550–1600’ by T. Riis

By Michael Leek

The study of Scottish fisheries is frequented by publications that often tend to be ‘populist’ in nature. This is not a criticism, as without such works we would be so much the poorer in our knowledge of an important part of Scottish and, indeed, British maritime history. However, in the wider public domain there are […] Read More

Filed under: Tudors
Subjects include: Whaling & Fishing

Book Review-‘Victory: From fighting the Armada to Trafalgar and beyond’ by Iain Ballantyne/Nelson Navy and Nation: The Royal Navy and the British people, 1688–1815 by Quintin Colville and James Davey (eds)and Jonathan Eastlan

By Martin Robson

Both of these books have one fundamental thing in common: at their heart they deal with real objects, living heritage, which readers can see for themselves either by visiting HMS Victory in Portsmouth or the long-term exhibition entitled Nelson, Navy and Nation at the National Maritime Museum (NMM). In that sense their apparent audience is […] Read More

Filed under: Tudors | The Armada | Other (Nineteenth C) | Other (Eighteenth C)
Subjects include: Battles & Tactics | Navies | Strategy & Diplomacy

Book Review-‘Tropic Suns: Seadogs aboard an English galleon’ by J. S. Dean

By John Ratcliffe

Drake, Hawkins, Raleigh and their ilk continue to stir the imaginations of academic and popular historians alike, despite the often scant evidence on which their voyages can be reconstructed. Here Professor James Seay Dean attempts to convey the realities of life during Tudor and Jacobean expeditions to the West Indies, emphasizing that spoiled provisions, scurvy […] Read More

Filed under: Atlantic | Tudors | Francis Drake | Health at Sea | Caribbean
Subjects include: Manpower & Life at Sea | Science & Exploration | Ship Handling & Seamanship

Book Review-‘1545: Who sank the ‘Mary Rose’? ‘by P. Marsden

By Fred Hocker

One of the questions asked of any shipwreck, whether a recent tragedy or an archaeological find, is why it did sink? Very often the real question being asked is, who is at fault? Modern accident investigation techniques focus on identifying all of the contributing factors to an air crash or ship sinking, such as technical […] Read More

Filed under: Tudors | English Channel | Shipwrecks
Subjects include: Archaeology | Historic Vessels, Museums & Restoration

Note: The Wreck of the ‘Apostle’ San Bartolomé (1597)

By José Luis Casaban

The location of this Spanish wreck dating from 1597 has been disputed, but documentary evidence reconstructs the events which led to its loss. Read More

Filed under: Tudors | Atlantic | Shipwrecks
Subjects include: Navies

Note: The Figurehead/Badge of the Mary Rose 1510–45

By David Pulvertaft

The history of the Mary Rose and its figurehead, with detailed explanations of its design and purpose. Read More

Filed under: Tudors | English Channel | Shipwrecks
Subjects include: Ship Models & Figureheads

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