Peter the Great on the Thames

By Bernard Pool, published February 1973

Abstract

The visit to England of Peter the Great of Moscow and the activities he pursued are described along with the interesting efforts of William III to furnish him with all the knowledge he desired in the way of shipbuilding and navigation, having free access to Deptford and the Royal Yard.  While pursuing an agenda of learning as much as he could, he also had a very good time in England.  His personal seamanship apparently left something to be desired.

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Filed under: Other (Early Modern) | Internal Waterways
Subjects include: Navies | Shipbuilding & Design | Strategy & Diplomacy

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