Category:

 British History

Series:Brief Histories

The British did not take to water like ducks, for centuries doing little but cling to coastal waters. The Romans and Vikings knocked spots of us as seamen, and the English upper classes saw seafaring as mercantile and beneath them. Britain's succ... read more

A Brief History of History of British Sea Power

Category:

 Mountains, Poles, and Oceans

When Countrywise presenter Paul Heiney's son Nicholas committed suicide aged 23, Paul and his wife, Times columnist Libby Purves, were rocked to the core. Nicholas had been a highly gifted promising young man, albeit he had struggled to keep his head above water at tim... read more

One Wild Song

The first-ever illustrated account of Captain James Cook's epic eighteenth-century voyages, complete with excerpts from his vivid journals. This is history's greatest adventure story. In 1766, t... read more

The Voyages of Captain James Cook : The Illustrated Accounts of Three Epic Pacific Voyages

Category:

 Mountains, Poles, and Oceans

Series:Brief Histories

This introduction to the years of the Napoleonic wars (1793 to 1815) tells the story of one of the keys to that great conflict, the Ship of the Line - the deadly battleships that played such a vital role in the battles. The author describes the ships... read more

A Brief History of Fightng Ships