The Admiralty Part V

By Sir Oswyn A.R. Murray GCB, published May 1938


The article examines the parlous state of the Royal Navy in the first part of the 18th century, and describes in detail the way in which the administration of the Admiralty became politicised through the new system of party politics that emerged on the accession of Queen Anne. Detail is given of the efforts of Anson in trying to rejuvenate a failing navy, as well as the political machinations that influenced success.

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Filed under: Other (Eighteenth C) | Other (location)
Subjects include: Administration

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