Rodney and the Breaking of the Line

Peter Trew

Date Published :
March 2006
Publisher :
Pen and Sword
Illustration :
16 pages of b/w images
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Binding. : Hardback
ISBN : 9781844151431
Pages : 256
Dimensions : 9.25 X 6.25 inches
Stock Status : In stock


On 12 April 1782, the British Fleet under Admiral Lord George Rodney defeated the French at Les Iles des Saintes, in the Caribbean. Rodney employed a novel tactic of breaking through the enemy line. While this was the culmination of a distinguished but turbulent career, controversially Rodney was heavily criticized and relieved of his command for not pursuing the vanquished foe, yet they never again posed a threat to British interests in the West Indies. This book examines the life and career of one of the Royal Navy’s most formidable figures, who, while brilliant, made enemies all too easily.

The biography of a major naval figure, whose career was dogged with controversy and ups-and-downs. Examines in detail the fascinating ‘Battle of The Saintes’ which has intrigued naval historians.

Will appeal to the strong Napoleonic/Nelsonian market.

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