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By Owen, Daniel Spence

ISBN-10: 1780765436

ISBN-13: 9781780765433

The Seven Years conflict (1756-1763) was once the 1st worldwide clash and have become the foremost consider growing the British Empire. What begun as a tussle among Britain and France over their North American territories escalated into a global maritime struggle which engulfed the realm. This e-book appears to be like at Britain’s maritime strategic, operational and tactical luck (and failures), via a wide-ranging historical past of the Royal Navy’s function within the battle.

By the time the struggle led to 1763 Britain used to be in no way a hegemonic strength, however it used to be the one country in a position to sustained international energy projection on an international scale. in the course of the Treaty of Paris, Britain received a lot territory, together with lots of France’s colonies in North the United States (including Canada), Spanish Florida, elements of the Caribbean, Senegal in West Africa and plenty of of France’s buying and selling posts in South Asia.

Key to Britain’s good fortune used to be political and strategic path from London, during the battle making plans of Pitt the Elder and the winning implementation of his rules via a stellar forged of naval and armed forces leaders at an operational and tactical point. Martin Robson highlights the paintings of a few of the most important protagonists within the Royal military, males resembling Admiral Sir Edward Hawke whose ethical braveness and appreciation of the broader strategic context at Quiberon Bay in 1759 determined the destiny of North the United States and shaped some of the most decisive victories in naval background. even though he additionally explores dwelling stipulations within the reduce decks, supplying insights into what existence was once like for traditional sailors at the moment.

Using quite a few resources, records, pictures and artefacts, Robson finally exhibits that the production, containment and growth of the British Empire used to be made attainable by means of the workout of maritime energy throughout the Royal Navy.

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