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Cromwell's Navy: The Fleet and the English Revolution 1648–1660

Bernard Capp


This book studies the navy during the English Revolution. It argues that the commonwealth navy did not, as is often assumed, stand back from domestic political controversies, but was deeply influenced by the revolutionary circumstances of its origins. The new regime saw a large and politically reliable fleet as essential to its survival, and the years after 1649 witnessed a rapid build-up and a drastic remodelling of the officer corps, with political and religious radicalism becoming major criteria in the selection of officers. The book charts the navy's central role in the struggle to win for ... More

Keywords: navy, English Revolution, commonwealth, fleet, officers, Restoration

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 1989 Print ISBN-13: 9780198201151
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198201151.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Bernard Capp, author
University of Warwick
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