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The Defeat of James Stuart's Armada 1692 by Philip Aubrey
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The Defeat of James Stuart's Armada 1692

by

Philip Aubrey

1979 First published by Leicester University Press, London

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A green cloth bound book with gilt lettering to the spine and green dye to top edge of pageblock in VERY GOOD PLUS condition in an unclipped VERY GOOD condition. The spine is sunned but by no means as obviously as depicted in my scans.

ISBN 0718511689

Cover blurb

This book aims to rescue from neglect a period of naval history having much in common with the Armada and Trafalgar campaigns, yet virtually unknown to the general reading public. For over 80 years no attempt has been made to assess the importance of the battles of Barfleur and the Hogue, which saved England from invasion in 1692 by a Franco-Irish army already assembled in Normandy and from the danger of a second civil war had Jacobite sympathizers been given a rallying point. The account of naval operations is based almost entirely on contemporary sources and is set against the political background of the uneasy first five years of the English revolution. It leads to a more favourable view of Edward Russell, the English naval commander-in-chief, than has hitherto been accorded him.

The story of the struggle at sea that followed the flight of James II is of particular interest, not only to the naval historian, but also to the general student of war and international conflict. Many matters with which we are familiar in the twentieth century were already the subject of trial, of argument and of resolution in the seventeenth. The command and control of a large fleet, its relations with an allied navy, the degree to which a government might interfere in an admiral's conduct of operations, the defence of trade, the mounting of joint operations with the army, the administrative backing and finance for large naval and military forces — all these things and more find a place in the narrative.

Contents

List of maps
List of plates
Preface
 
Introduction
Chapter 1
Revolution *****ii***1688
Chapter 2
Consolidation *i*****1689
Chapter 3
Defeat ********i****1690
Chapter 4
Resurgence ****1***1691
Chapter 5
Danger ************Spring 1692
Chapter 6
Action*************May 1692 19-21
Chapter 7
Kill ***************1692 22-24
Chapter 8
Indecision Summer** 1692
Chapter 9
Retribution &&&&&&&&1693
Chapter 10
Memorial **********1695-1703

Notes
Appendices:
1
Allied Line: Dutch squadron, 19 May 1692
2
Allied Line: English squadrons, 19 May 1692
3
French Line, 19 May 1692
4
Shovell's line of battle for inshore operations, 23 May 1692
5
Ships and armament
Bibliography:
A
Contemporary manuscript sources
B
Contemporary printed sources
C
Secondary sources
  General index
  Index of ships' names

List of maps

The English Channel
1 Western Europe
2 Barfleur: 19 May 11.00 hrs
3 Barfleur: 19 May 13.00 hrs
4 Barfleur: 19 May 15.00 hrs
5 Barfleur: 19 May 17.00 hrs
6 Barfleur: 20 May 08.00 hrs
7 La Hougue: 23 and 24 May: French ships and defences

List of plates

  • Unknown: James Stuart painted about 1690
  • Unknown after Kneller: William III in state robes
  • Unknown after Wissing: Mary II
  • Kneller: Edward Russell
  • Backhuisen: Barfleur
  • Van Dienst: the Hogue
  • Sailmaker: the Britannia flying the royal standard of William III
  • Louis XIV of France, engraving after H. Rigaud
  • Royal Hospital, Greenwich: perspective view of Wren's original design
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These images are intended to show the condition of the spine and front cover to give an indication of the state of binding of this book. If there is anything else you wish to see please let me know and I will scan it for you !

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