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The Admiral Benbow

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Table of Contents

List of illustrations. Maps. Introduction: Benbow's Book. Benbow's Bloodline. Benbow's Barges. Benbow's Barbary Coast. Benbow's Court Martial. Benbow's Corsairs' Heads. Benbow's Revolution. Benbow's Battle Fleets. Benbow's Dockyard. Benbow's Invasion. Benbow's Nail Bomb. Benbow's Bombardments. Benbow's Convoys. Benbow's Benevolence. Benbow's Hospital. Benbow's House. Benbow's Caribbean. Benbow's Last Fight. Epilogue: Benbow's Celebrity. Appendix I Benbow's Chronology. Appendix II Benbow's Warships. Appendix III Benbow's Songs. Appendix IV Benbow's Fruit Trees. Glossary. Notes. Bibliography. Index.

About the Author

Sam Willis has lectured at Bristol University and at the National Maritime Museum in Greenwich. He is the author of Fighting at Sea in the Eighteenth Century: The Art of Sailing Warfare and the highly successful Fighting Ships series for Quercus.


'a vibrant picture of life in the British Navy in the century or so leading up to the great age of Nelson' Mail on Sunday. * Mail on Sunday *
'A must-read account of the life of a man who embodies a forgotten and undervalued period in Britain's maritime history' Dan Snow. * Dan Snow *
'Willis is a magnificent describer of the realities of fighting ships at sea' Sunday Times. * Sunday Times *
'Fascinating ... One of the best naval biographies to appear for many years' BBC History Magazine. * BBC History Magazine *
'A fascinating biography ... Willis has done a tremendous job of reassessing this neglected period in our rich naval history' Mail on Sunday. * Mail on Sunday *

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