MAN OF WAR: SIR ROBERT HOLMES AND THE RESTORATION NAVY

By: Ollard, Richard

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Spirited and adventurous, Sir Rupert Holmes lived a life rich with escapades. Embarking on one of the strangest and most romantic episodes in naval history, he accompanied the exiled Prince Rupert on a cruise to Portugal, the Mediterranean, West Africa, and the West Indies. And, after the Restoration, Holmes--in perhaps the most successful single feat of arms of the century--succeeded in destroying a great part of the Dutch Merchant Marine. In a biography that overflows with as much excitement, intrigue, and vitality as its hero, all Holmes's contributions to England's seagoing supremacy--as well as the gusto of the Restoration period--shine forth. "A first-class account written with a nice mixture of humor, observation, and narrative skill."--C.V. Wedgwood.

Title: MAN OF WAR: SIR ROBERT HOLMES AND THE RESTORATION NAVY

Author Name: Ollard, Richard

Categories: Naval & Military,

Edition: First Thus

Publisher: Phoenix Press London: 2001

ISBN Number: 1842122363

ISBN Number 13: 9781842122365

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition: Very Good

Seller ID: 002344I

Description: Minor wear to edges. Slight soiling to covers. Binding tight, pages unmarked. Illustrated Of Pepys' era, they manoevoured and quarreled over 30 years.

Keywords: NAVAL & MILITARY