Pepys’s Organisation and the Mobilization of 1688

By John Ehrman, published August 1949


This is a detailed and thorough examination of the Navy in 1688 and the role played by Pepys in its organisation and supply. It argues that the Royal Navy would have been in an even weaker position had it not been for Pepys and his associates’ eye for detail, their energy and their talent for making things happen.

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Filed under: English Channel | North Sea | Other (Early Modern)
Subjects include: Administration | Logistics | Navies | Shipbuilding & Design | Strategy & Diplomacy

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