Britain As A Military Power, 1688-1815 by Professor Jeremy Black

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In 1688, Britain was successfully invaded, its army and navy unable to prevent the overthrow of the government. 1815, Britain was the strongest power in the world with the most succesful navy and the largest empire. Britain had not only played a prominent role in the defeat of Napoleonic France, but had also established itself as a significant power in South Asia and was unsurpassed in her global reach. Her military strength was related to, and based on, one of the best systems of public finance in the world and held a strong trade position. This illustrated text assesses the military aspects of this shift, concentrating on the multi-faceted nature of the British military effort.; Topics covered include: the rise of Britain; an analysis of military infrastructure; warfare in the British Isles; conventional warfare in Europe; trans- oceanic warfare with European powers; the challenge of America; and the challenge of Revolutionary and Napoleonic France.

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Jeremy Black is the editor of the "Dorling Kindersley Atlas of World History" and has over 30 single authored books to his name and more than 100 edited works. He has also been involved in several productions for radio and TV. His "Modern British History "(Macmillan 2000) has shown how a successful history of part of the modern world that does not focus on political history can be produced.
Published January 4, 2002 by Routledge. 320 pages
Genres: History, Travel, War. Non-fiction