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- DescriptionSir George Cockburn was the most influential serving officer in the politics of the British navy in the nineteenth century. He came to public tice as the man who burned the White House, following his part in the British attack on Washington in 1814. He also escorted Napoleon to St Helena after Waterloo. But his greatest impact was as the Admiralty Commissioner who presided over much of the transition of the British navy from sail to steam between 1818 and 1846. This book examines the career of a formidable personality who maintained the interests and professionalism of the British navy through one of the most difficult periods of political and techlogical evolution it has yet faced. It provides a unique insight into the conduct of the British Admiralty and will appeal to both the specialist and general reader.
- Author BiographyRoger Morriss was a Curator at the National Maritime Museum, London until 1995. He is an Honorary Research Fellow in the University of Exeter Centre for Maritime Studies, and in the History Department, University College London.
- Author(s)Roger Morriss
- PublisherLiverpool University Press
- Date of Publication01/11/1997
- SubjectMilitary History
- Series TitleExeter Maritime Studies
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintUniversity of Exeter Press
- Content Noteillustrations
- Weight765 g
- Width163 mm
- Height239 mm
- Spine27 mm
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