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Author Jenks, Timothy.

Title Naval engagements : patriotism, cultural politics, and the Royal Navy, 1793-1815 / Timothy Jenks
Published Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, [2006]
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Description 1 online resource (viii, 334 pages) : illustrations
Contents Introduction -- The Glorious Firsts of June -- Patriotic Instabilities -- Naval Triumph and the Public Sphere -- Contesting Naval Heroism -- Lord Cochrane in Radical Westminster -- Conclusion -- Appendix 1. Members of Parliament for Westminster, 1790-1818 -- Appendix 2. Published Trafalgar poems
Summary Naval Engagements explores the role of the Royal Navy in eighteenth-century political culture. This was the legendary age of sail, in which heroic commanders such as Admiral Nelson won great victories for Britain. Timothy Jenks reveals the ways in which these battles and the heroes who fought them were deployed in British politics. - ;The construction of an important element in British national identity is explored in Naval Engagements, looking at the ways in which the navy - a major symbol of national community - was given meaning by a range of social groupings. The study is at once a cultura
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 305-324) and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Great Britain. Royal Navy -- History -- 18th century.
Great Britain. Royal Navy -- History -- 19th century.
Great Britain. Royal Navy -- Influence.
Napoleonic Wars, 1800-1815 -- Naval operations, British.
Patriotism -- Great Britain -- History -- 18th century.
Patriotism -- Great Britain -- History -- 19th century.
France -- History -- Revolution, 1789-1799 -- Naval operations, British
Great Britain -- Politics and government -- 1760-1820.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2006021302
ISBN 0191516414 (electronic bk.)
1429459549 (electronic bk.)
9780191516412 (electronic bk.)
9781429459549 (electronic bk.)