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The Naval Miscellany, Volume VI: The Armada Correspondence in Cotton MSS Otho E VII and E IX

Vol 146 (2004 ), Simon Adams

Edited documents in this Naval Miscellany include the 14th-century repair of Bayonne Galleys, Armada correspondence, the building of Plymouth dockyard, letters of Admiral Collingwood, Nelson’s Public Order Book during his 1801 blockade of Boulogne, Louis Parsons’ journal 1882-1901, Captain Clayton’s letters from the Australia Station 1885-8, Dudley Pound’s Grand Fleet diary 1914-15, and HMS Aurora’s… Read more »

The Naval Miscellany, Volume VII: Lord Admiral Lisle and the Invasion of Scotland, 1544

Vol 153 (2008), C. S. Knighton , David Loades

This seventh volume of Naval Miscellany contains documents which range in date from the late thirteenth century to the Korean War. They illustrate the many different ways in which the naval forces of the crown have served the realm. Topics covered include the role of ships in campaigns against Scotland under Edward I and Edward… Read more »

The Naval Miscellany, Volume IV: Documents Illustrtating the History of the Spanish Armada

Vol 92 (1952), George Naish

Published in this volume are various Spanish documents concerning the Armada; a journal of one of Blake’s officers in the mid seventeenth century; Boscawen’s letters to his wife; the account of a Swedish officer who served in the French Navy during the Seven Years War; selections from the Hood papers regarding Prince William’s service in… Read more »

Elizabethan Naval Administration

This is the first general selection from the substantial body of surviving documents about Elizabeth’s navy. It is a companion to The Navy of Edward VI and Mary I (Vol.157 in the NRS Series), where the apparatus serving both volumes was printed, and it complements the other NRS volumes that deal specifically with the Spanish… Read more »

The Navy of Edward VI and Mary I

The reigns of Edward VI and Mary I remain largely by-passed in naval history, yet it was a vital time for the administration of the navy and it saw the apprenticeship of many who would lead the service in Elizabeth’s later years. This volume helps to fill the gap and includes all the extant Treasurer’s… Read more »

The Naval Miscellany, Volume VI

Vol 146 (2004), Dr M. Duffy

Edited documents in this Naval Miscellany include the 14th-century repair of Bayonne Galleys, Armada correspondence, the building of Plymouth dockyard, letters of Admiral Collingwood, Nelson’s Public Order Book during his 1801 blockade of Boulogne, Louis Parsons’ journal 1882-1901, Captain Clayton’s letters from the Australia Station 1885-8, Dudley Pound’s Grand Fleet diary 1914-15, and HMS Aurora’s… Read more »

British Naval Documents, 1204-1960

To celebrate its centenary in 1993, the Society produced a special volume covering seven hundred and fifty years of British naval history, containing 535 documents carefully selected by leading experts. See the contents of British Naval Documents 1204-1960. View PDF

The Expedition of Sir John Norris and Sir Francis Drake to Spain and Portugal, 1589

Vol 127 (1988), Professor R.B. Wernhan

Actions against the Spanish Armada and campaigns in the Netherlands left the Queen’s coffers empty. For this reason proposals to capture the Spanish treasure fleet were given royal support. The treasure fleet homeward bound from the Americas would be intercepted in the Azores. A diversion at Santander to damage the Spanish fleet would prevent protection… Read more »

The Naval Miscellany, Volume IV

Vol 92 (1952), C.C. Lloyd

Published in this volume are various Spanish documents concerning the Armada; a journal of one of Blake’s officers in the mid seventeenth century; Boscawen’s letters to his wife; the account of a Swedish officer who served in the French Navy during the Seven Years War; selections from the Hood papers regarding Prince William’s service in… Read more »

The Autobiography of Phineas Pett

Vol 51 (1917), W.G. Perrin

Pett was the most famous of a famous family of shipbuilders, the constructor of the Sovereign of the Seas and the Prince Royal, and a leading figure in the early Stuart Navy. His autobiography covering his life from his birth in 1570 up to 1638 is here printed from the manuscript in his own hand,… Read more »

Documents relating to the Law and Custom of the Sea, Volume I, 1205-1648

Vol 49 (1915), R.G. Marsden

A collection of legal cases and precedents dealing with aspects of maritime and naval law such as piracy, prizes and prize goods, letters of marque and reprisal, contraband, ransom, convoy, and impressment. The volumes cover 1205-1648 and 1649-1767 respectively. This volume covers the years 1205-1648. View PDF

The Naval Tracts of Sir William Monson, Volume IV

Vol 45 (1913), M. Oppenheim

Monson was a late-Elizabethan seaman and naval commander, retired under a cloud in 1616, who occupied his retirement in composing a number of works on naval affairs. Very miscellaneous notes and memoranda, on the duties of various, officers, organization of ships, exploration and discovery, and many other subjects. View PDF