Title Sovereign of the Seas.the Story of British Sea Power.
Binding Hard Cover
Book Condition Good
Jacket Condition Good
Publisher London Book Club Associates. 1974
Seller ID 000871
382pp. the end papers are maps, illustrated. David Howarth has chosen voyages to illustrate each phase of his narrative - the people who made them, the reasons why, the ships and knowledge and instruments they used. Some were triumphs and others disasters: some were famous and others can only be found in ancient books and manuscripts; all carried the power of Britain on the sea a little further. Sovereign of the Seas is precise in its history, wide in its scope, thought provoking, and as readable as the best of adventure stories.