Jonathan R. Dull, "The Age of the Ship of the Line: The British and French Navies, 1650-1815 (Studies in War, Society, and the Militar)"
Publisher: University of Nebraska Press | ISBN: 080321930X | edition 2009 | PDF | 268 pages | 4,06 mb
For nearly two hundred years huge wooden warships called “ships of the line” dominated war at sea and were thus instrumental in the European struggle for power and the spread of imperialism. Foremost among the great naval powers were Great Britain and France, whose advanced economies could support large numbers of these expensive ships. This book, the first joint history of these great navies, offers a uniquely impartial and comprehensive picture of the two forces
—their shipbuilding programs, naval campaigns, and battles, and their wartime strategies and diplomacy.