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Portsmouth Point C. Northcote Parkinson

Portsmouth Point By C. Northcote Parkinson

Portsmouth Point by C. Northcote Parkinson


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Portsmouth Point has always been synonymous with British Naval history, inspiring everything from William Walton's overture to Rowlandson's watercolor.

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Portsmouth Point: The British Navy in Fiction 1793-1815 by C. Northcote Parkinson

Portsmouth Point has always been synonymous with British Naval history, inspiring everything from William Walton's overture to Rowlandson's watercolor. Portsmouth Point: The British Navy in Fiction, 1793-1815 is a timeless anthology of seafaring action that offers a fascinating glimpse of British naval life set against the thrilling backdrop of the Napoleonic wars. Each of the stories here covers a distinct part of everyday life on the high seas during wartime, from the daily routines of officers and men on the lower deck to the mysteries of rigging and the perilous nuances of naval battle. All of the authors included in this collection witnessed firsthand both the harsh and humorous realities of serving in the British navy. Portsmouth Point thus reveals both the bawdry revelry and anonymous warfare that occupied the lives of countless sailors. This illuminating look into British naval history will interest scholars of English literature, military historians, and seafaring enthusiasts alike.

About C. Northcote Parkinson

Cyril Northcote Parkinson (1909 - 1993) was a British historian and author of some sixty books. Besides his numerous works on British politics and economics, he also wrote historical fiction, often based on the Napoleonic period, and sea stories.

Table of Contents

Preface Chapter I. The Man-of-War Chapter II. The Officers Chapter III. The Midshipmen Chapter IV. The Crew Chapter V. The Marines Chapter VI. The Daily Routine Chapter VII. The Food Chapter VIII. In Harbour Chapter IX. Naval Dialect Chapter X. Prize-Money Chapter XI. Religion Chapter XII. Anecdotes Appendix A: Bibliographical Note. Appendix B: Note on Illustrations Appendix C: Glossary of Technical Terms.

Additional information

GOR004388542
9780853231394
0853231397
Portsmouth Point: The British Navy in Fiction 1793-1815 by C. Northcote Parkinson
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Liverpool University Press
2005-08-01
160
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