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The Naval Miscellany, Volume I: Book of War by Sea and Land 1543

Vol 20 (1901),

This was the first of the Miscellany volumes and while it contains documents from the sixteenth century to the turn of the nineteenth century, the majority relate to the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars. Of the two sixteenth century documents, one relates to French warship signals and the other is a narrative of the Cadiz… Read Abstract »

The Naval Miscellany, Volume I

This was the first of the Miscellany volumes and while it contains documents from the sixteenth century to the turn of the nineteenth century, the majority relate to the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars. Of the two sixteenth century documents, one relates to French warship signals and the other is a narrative of the Cadiz… Read Abstract »

Papers relating to the Spanish War, 1585-87

Vol 11 (1897), J Corbett

This volume stands immediately before Laughton’s on the Spanish Armada. It prints the major English documents relating to Drake’s voyage to the West Indies in 1585-86, and his expedition to Cadiz in 1587. To these are added an important collection of papers describing English naval administration, and in particular John Hawkins’ part in it, the… Read Abstract »

Letters and papers relating to the War with France, 1512-1513

Vol 10 (1897), A Spont

The documents are French as well as English, drawn from a variety of sources, the French papers printed in the original language with English abstracts.    

Naval Accounts and Inventories in the Reign of Henry VII

Vol 8 (1896), M Oppenheim

More accurately, the reigns of Richard III and Henry VII: this prints two books of accounts of successive Clerks of the Kings Ships; Thomas Roger’s for 1485-88 and Robert Brygandyne’s for 1495-97. They present a detailed picture of naval administration, ships and their equipment at the end of the Middle Ages.

State Papers relating to the Defeat of the Spanish Armada, 1588 Volume II

Vol 2 (1894), Professor J K Laughton

These are chiefly ‘State Papers’ in the narrow sense of records of the English Secretary of State, but include other English government documents from the Public Record Office and the British Museum. Vol II August to December 1588. In appendices Vol.II prints a list of the English fleet; letters of Captain Thomas Cely from a… Read Abstract »

State Papers relating to the Defeat of the Spanish Armada, 1588 Volume I

Vol 1 (1894), Professor J K Laughton

These are chiefly ‘State Papers’ in the narrow sense of records of the English Secretary of State, but include other English government documents from the Public Record Office and the British Museum. Vol I covers December 1587 to July 1588.