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England’s Medieval Navy 1066-1509: Ships, Men & Warfare

England’s Medieval Navy 1066-1509: Ships, Men & Warfare
Полиграф: Susan Rose
Название: England’s Medieval Navy 1066-1509: Ships, Men & Warfare
Издательство: Seaforth Publishing
Година: 2013
Формат: EPUB
Страниц: 208
Размер: 61 Mb
Язык: English

We are accustomed to think of England in terms of Shakespeare's 'precious stone set in a silver sea', safe behind its watery ramparts with its naval strength resisting all invaders. To the English of an earlier period - from the 8th to the 11th centuries - such a notion would have seemed ridiculous. The sea, rather than being a defensive wall, was a highway by which successive waves of invaders arrived, bringing destruction and fear in their wake.

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