Author Results for Cheryl Fury

Book Review – ‘Henry V’s Navy: The sea-road to Agincourt and conquest 1413–1422’ by Cheryl Fury

By Cheryl Fury

Author Ian Friel argues that the king was a medieval monarch who recognized the importance of sea power and utilized it: Henry’s sponsorship produced a ‘shortlived navy, one of England’s most effective, but least-remembered fleets’. Friel believes we should study the brief but important period in England’s naval history for a number of reasons. Henry […] Read More

Filed under: Late Middle Ages | English Channel
Subjects include: Battles & Tactics | Navies | Strategy & Diplomacy

Book Review – ‘Elizabeth’s Sea Dogs: How the English became the scourge of the seas’ by Hugh Bicheno

By Cheryl Fury

In many ways the popular opinions about Queen Elizabeth I’s leading maritime commanders have not changed in many decades. Men like Sir Francis Drake and his ilk are credited with the successful naval defence of England. When they sailed as privateers, their unscrupulous plundering of the mighty Spanish empire is seen as patriotic. Despite some […] Read More

Filed under: Tudors | Francis Drake | The Armada | Early Modern
Subjects include: Administration | Navies | Strategy & Diplomacy

Note: ‘To Sett Downe All the Villainie’: accounts of the sodomy trial on the fourth East India Company Voyage (1609)

By Cheryl Fury

A reconciliation of the accounts of this most unusual trial for sodomy on board a merchant ship, which reveals a great deal about shipboard life in the early seventeenth century. Read More

Filed under: Mutiny & Discipline | Other (Early Modern) | Other (location)
Subjects include: Manpower & Life at Sea | Merchant Marines