PEPY’S NAVY: SHIPS, MEN AND WARFARE 1649-89
304pp., 250 colour & b/w illus., P.B. 2016 reissue. Describes every aspect the English navy, from the time when the Fleet Royal was taken into Parliamentary control after the defeat of Charles I, until the accession of William and Mary in 1689 when the long period of war with the Dutch came to an end. This is a crucial era which witnessed in essence the birth of the Royal Navy.