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Published: Feb 1 1998
Size: 6.75 x 9.75
Roger Morriss and William J. Cooper, Jr.
Roger Morriss was a curator at the National Maritime Museum in London until 1995. He is an honorary research fellow at the University of Exeter Centre for Maritime Studies and in the history department of University College London.
"In this fine study, Morriss's key contribution is to show that, more than any other naval officer, Cockburn's was the steady, guiding hand for the Royal Navy in that difficult and demanding peacetime era between the Napoleonic and the Crimean Wars."—Journal of Military History
"Dr. Morriss has successfully demolished the Whig myth of Cockburn the reactionary and his valuable study allows us to appreciate Cockburn's achievements as perhaps the dominant figure in the British navy between 1815 and 1850."—International Journal of Maritime History
"Not the least interest of this fascinating book is that Morriss conveys the drama of a period of great change, popularly dismissed as an anticlimatic coda to the 'Nelson years.' Firmly rooted in archival research, compellingly and lucidly written, this book deserves to become a classic study."—English Historical Review
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