Offices of State: The Admiralty

Offices of State Series: THE ADMIRALTY

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Offices of State - Series Editor M. M. Reese

Published in 1979 by Terance Dalton Limited

1st. edition.

ISBN: 0 900963 94 8


Dr Rodger in his study of the Admiralty feels that the naval history of Britain cannot be fully understood if separated from the administration and command which directed and supported the fleets at sea. As a major institution The first board of the Admiralty was formed in 1628 and remained a key Office of State until subsumed by the Ministry of Defence in 1964.


THE ADMIRALTY

The Admiralty - Dr N. A. M. Rodger: A small photograph intended to show the general appearance and condition of this book.

Within the framework of the English Constitution the evolution of the Offices of State has played a vital part. In this third book in the series Dr Rodger provides a cogent account of one of the major institutions, the Admiralty.

The office of the Lord Admiral is of medieval origin, but it was Henry VIII who first created a permanent naval administration. Later, after the assassination of the Duke of Buckingham in 1628 the first Board of the Admiralty was formed. From this precedent derived the long line of Boards, ended by only by the creation of the Ministry of Defence in 1964, when the last Board surrendered their patent and hauled down their flag.

In the meantime there had many vicissitudes and changes of course, with such names as Pepys Anson, St Vincent, Churchill and Beatty abounding.

The naval history of Britain cannot be fully understood if separated from the administration and command which directed and supported the fleets at sea. In this first ever general history of the Admiralty Dr Rodger casts a revealing, and at times amusing light, on a neglected piece of British history.

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 Book details: 

179 pages
160 mm. x 235 mm. x 24 mm. Weight unwrapped 630 gms.
Weight wrapped for postage < 750 gms.

 Book condition: 

A white 'cloth' bound book with gilt lettering to the spine - with just a suggetion of shelf wear - Condition is at least VERY GOOD PLUS and maybe NEAR FINE  - contents are immaculate. Dust wrapper unclipped with publisher's price sticker - just a little shelf wear - in at least VERY GOOD condition.


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