Britain’s Greatest Naval Battles
By Richard Freeman
Until the end of the First World War, Britain’s wealth and power depended crucially on her command of the sea through naval power.
No country could challenge Britain’s power unless it first deprived her of her capacity to rule the waves. Philip II of Spain, Napoleon and Kaiser Wilhelm all took up this challenge. On each occasion Britain found herself on the verge of conquest, and yet each time the Royal Navy was victorious.
But which was Britain’s greatest victory? This brilliant book by one of the country’s leading naval historians examines each battle and places the conflict in its historical context.
Richard Freeman graduated in mathematics before following a career in distance education. He now writes on naval history. His other books with Endeavour Media include A Close Run Thing and Operation Armageddon.