Historian Dan Snow presents Empire of the Seas a four-part series charting the remarkable story of the role the Royal Navy played in Britain's struggle for modernity - a grand tale of the ... See full summary »
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Historian Dan Snow presents Empire of the Seas a four-part series charting the remarkable story of the role the Royal Navy played in Britain's struggle for modernity - a grand tale of the twists and turns which thrust the people of the British Isles into an indelible relationship with the sea and ships. The story of how the country's greatest institution - her Navy - has shaped her history.

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15 January 2010 (UK) See more »

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Empire of the Seas: How the Navy Forged the Modern World See more »

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Outstanding television history
8 May 2014 | by trimmerb1234See all my reviews

Dan Snow brings together, as other contributors have said, in a very engrossing way, the different facets which were most important and uppermost in the minds of the British governments of the day and of lasting significance to the British till this day and beyond. Principally commercial advantage and security allied with new scientific and technical developments, all very energetically and capably pursued, none sacrificed for the other. Common sense suggests that to become the leading commercial and naval leading power, it could hardly be otherwise, it was not by accident and not without fierce competition. However historians generally tend to fragment the story into partitions, losing the sense of coherence and purpose which undoubtedly drove it. Dan Snow, by approaching the subject on its own terms, is able to convey the exhilarating ambition, purpose and achievement. It is a remarkable story, for once very well told.


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