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In 1759, Admiral Hawke secured a daring victory over the French fleet at Quiberon Bay. It surpasses Nelson’s triumph at Trafalgar in its significance, claims Brian James.

Julia Jones examines the career of Willem van de Velde the Elder, the first official war artists, whoes images of the Battle of Sole Bay are on display at the Queen's House in Greenwich.

Volume: 64 Issue: 2 2014

The opening naval battle of the First World War took place not in the North Sea but in Central Africa in August 1914. It would change the course of the African conflict in Britain’s favour, says Janie Hampton.

Volume: 64 Issue: 7 2014

Roger Hudson views the famous vessel from an unfamiliar perspective.

Volume: 63 Issue: 3 2013

For all its faults C.E Hamshere’s account of Francis Drake’s 16th-century circumnavigation, published in History Today in 1967, applies a historical imagination lacking in more recent studies, argues Hugh Bicheno.

Volume: 63 Issue: 2 2013

A new online resource opens up possibilities for interpreting the infrastructure of the Roman world, says Jasmine Pui.

Volume: 63 Issue: 2 2013

Roger Hudson looks at an episode that inspired one of the greatest films ever made.

Volume: 63 Issue: 5 2013

Tom Wareham examines the role played by a legendary yet ill-fated pirate in the consolidation of England’s early trading empire.

Volume: 63 Issue: 1 2013

The ill-fated fortress was opened on February 14th 1938.

Volume: 63 Issue: 2 2013

This year marks the 300th anniversary of the Treaty of Utrecht and the 250th anniversary of the Treaty of Paris. Both treaties reshaped the world and had profound consequences for the future of Britain and North America, as Jeremy Black explains.

Volume: 63 Issue: 6 2013

The entry of Turkey into the First World War may have extended the conflict by as much as two years. It certainly changed the country forever. Yet the advent of war was marked by confusion, uncertainty and shifting alliances, says Ian F.W. Beckett.

Volume: 63 Issue: 6 2013

As the 200th anniversary of the battle approaches, John Bew and Mungo Melvin argue that we should take greater account of Waterloo’s aftermath.

Volume: 63 Issue: 9 2013

David Waller on the 150th anniversary of a ship that symbolised Liverpool’s ties to the Confederate states during the American Civil War.

Volume: 62 Issue: 8 2012

Colin Greenstreet describes a new collaboration to transcribe and enhance 17th-century records of the High Court of Admiralty.

Volume: 62 Issue: 9 2012

For a century the sinking of the Titanic has attracted intense interest. Yet, as Andrew Wells explains, there have been many vested interests keen to prevent media attention.

Volume: 62 Issue: 4 2012

Nigel Richardson describes the impact of the Titanic disaster on Southampton, the city from which she sailed and home to more than a third of those who lost their lives when the ship went down on April 15th, 1912.

Volume: 62 Issue: 4 2012

Richard Challoner unearths a letter, written in support of a widow and her children, which is revealing of a humanitarian aspect of Lord Nelson.

Volume: 61 Issue: 12 2011

A series of archaeological discoveries off the coast of Sicily reveal how Rome turned a piece of lethal naval technology pioneered by its enemy, Carthage, to its own advantage, explains Ann Natanson.

Volume: 61 Issue: 8 2011

The fortunes of Oliver Cromwell and Charles II and the regard in which their successive regimes came to be held were mirrored in the fate of one of their mightiest naval vessels, as Patrick Little explains.

Volume: 60 Issue: 9 2010

Ian Friel argues that popular ideas of the nature of Elizabethan seapower are distorted by concentration on big names and major events. Elizabethan England’s emergence on to the world stage owed much more to merchant ships and common seamen than we might think.

Volume: 60 Issue: 1 2010

Richard Cavendish remembers Henry Hudson's attempted discovery of the Northwest Passage.

Volume: 60 Issue: 8 2010

With the chance of renewed political will to fund the Navy, possibly to the detriment of the Army, Nick Hewitt wonders if British defence policy is reverting to type.

Volume: 60 Issue: 10 2010

In 1759, Admiral Hawke secured a daring victory over the French fleet at Quiberon Bay. It surpasses Nelson’s triumph at Trafalgar in its significance, claims Brian James.

Volume: 59 Issue: 12 2009

Meriel Larken takes the helm of the Yavari, a Victorian ship plying the highest navigable lake in the world.

Volume: 57 Issue: 2 2007

Charlie Cottrell describes the on-going efforts to save for the nation one of its best-loved maritime monuments.

Volume: 57 Issue: 6 2007

During the Seven Years War, Admiral Byng was charged with 'failing to do his utmost'. He was executed on board the Monarch on March 14th, 1757.

Volume: 57 Issue: 3 2007

David Childs argues that Mary Rose, the Tudor battleship which was raised from the depths in 1982, represented the beginning of British naval greatness.

Volume: 57 Issue: 10 2007

Peter Furtado visits the new National Waterfront Museum in Swansea, the museum of Welsh industrial and maritime heritage.

Volume: 55 Issue: 11 2005

Janet MacDonald looks at the surprisingly good rations that kept the Jack-Tars jolly.

Volume: 54 Issue: 10 2004

Peter Monteath recalls what happened when two explorers, whose nations were battling for supremacy, met on the other side of the world.

Volume: 53 Issue: 1 2003

Richard Cavendish recalls the death of the pirate William Kidd, executed on May 23rd, 1701.

Volume: 51 Issue: 5 2001

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