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The Late Victorian Navy


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Perceptions of Strategy in the Victorian Era
Strategic Realities of the 1880s
The Naval Defence Act
The Evolution of Technology and Ships in the `Dark Ages' of the Victorian Navy
The New Navies as a Consequence of the Naval Defence Act
Technology Change and the Emergence of a Cruiser-Battleship Navy
`A Lantern on the Stern'


A comprehensive survey of its subject [offering] a scholarly but very readable analysis of a vital period in the development of the Royal Navy. [...] The author's research is impeccable. NAVAL HISTORICAL COLLECTORS & RESEARCH ASSOCIATION REVIEW
A meticulously researched and carefully constructed book that opens a wide window onto the Royal Navy. [...] An important contribution to naval history. VICTORIAN STUDIES
A cogent and well-written book [and] a very valuable contribution to our understanding of the late Victorian Royal Navy. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF MARITIME HISTORY
Parkinson's documentary research, tables, and ship drawings vividly portray the origins of the pre-dreadnought navy of the 1890s. Despite the title, his analysis does not extend all the way to the origins of WW I. Recommended. CHOICE
A dense work, containing a great deal of information on a myriad of subjects. A valuable contribution to the literature on the subject. NAUTICAL RESEARCH JOURNAL
[This] is a terrific book. All naval historians, scholars of nineteenth century Britain, and students of strategy and policy would benefit from reading The Late Victorian Navy. MILITARY HISTORY

[A] useful contribution to the discussion of naval policy, strategy, defence of commerce and the development of sea-power theory. Andrew Lambert, ENGLISH HISTORICAL REVIEW

An important and scholarly re-evaluation that throws considerable light on the navy of the 1870s-1890s. [...] An impressive work. JEREMY BLACK, HISTORY

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