The British Navy in the Baltic by John D. Grainger

By John D. Grainger

This ebook offers a accomplished evaluate of the actions of the British military within the Baltic Sea from the earliest instances until eventually the 20th century. It lines advancements from Anglo-Saxon times,through the medieval interval whilst there have been common disputes among English kings and the Hanseatic League, the seventeenth-century wars with the Dutch, and Britain's involvement within the Northern Wars within the early years of the eighteenth century. It considers intimately the most important interval of British involvement within the Baltic throughout the Napoleonic Wars, whilst the British army fought the Danes, Napoleon's allies, and used to be powerful in making sure Sweden's neutrality and Russia's swap of allegiance. It is going directly to talk about British naval activities within the Baltic through the Crimean conflict and within the First international battle and its aftermath. all through, the booklet relates naval activities to styles of alternate, to wider overseas politics, and to geographical elements reminiscent of wintry weather sea ice and the shallow nature of the Baltic Sea.

John D. Grainger is the writer of diverse books for various publishers, together with 5 formerly released books for Boydell and Brewer, together with Dictionary of British Naval Battles and The First Pacific battle: Britain and Russia, 1854-56.

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