Elizabethan naval administration

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Bibliographic Details
Other Authors / Creators:Knighton, C. S.
Loades, D. M.
Format: Electronic eBook
Imprint: Farnham, Surrey ; Burlington, VT : Ashgate for the Navy Records Society, 2013.
Series:Publications of the Navy Records Society ; v. 160
Online Access:Available in ProQuest Ebook Central - Academic Complete.
Summary:This is the first general selection from the substantial body of surviving documents about Elizabeth's navy. This collection mainly concentrates on the early years of Elizabeth's reign when there was no formal war. From 1558-1585 the navy was involved in a number of small-scale campaigns, pursuit of pirates and occasional shows of force. The documents selected emphasize the financial and administrative processes that supported these operations, such as mustering, victualing, demobilisation, and ship maintenance and repair. The fleet varied in size from about 30 to 45 ships during the period and a vast amount of maintenance and repair was required. The documents illustrate just how efficiently the dockyards functioned. They were one of the great early Elizabethan achievements.
Bibliography:Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN:9781315579108 (online)
9781317145028 (online)
9781317145035 (online)
9781409463429 (online)
9781472406965 (online)
Author Notes:

David Loades was born on 19 January 1934. He served in the RAF 1953-55. He gained his BA and PhD at Emmanuel College, Cambridge, and subsequently was awarded a D. Litt here. After teaching at St. Andrew's and Durham Universities in the 1960s and 1970s he was appointed to be Professor of History at the University of Wales, Bangor in 1980. In 1989 he was made Visiting Fellow of All Souls Oxford, where he spent a year completing his research on the Tudor Navy. He took early retirement from Bangor in 1994 and moved to Oxford to concentrate on the British Academy John Foxe Project, of which he had been Director since 1993. He is an Honorary Member of the History Faculty at Oxford University, a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society, and a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries. For many years he chaired the Publications of the Navy Records Society.

Charles Knighton was educated at Magdalene College, Cambridge, where he compiled the Modern Manuscripts catalogue of the Pepys Library. He assisted Robert Latham in editing The Shorter Pepys and Latham's volume for the Navy Records Society, Samuel Pepys and the Second Anglo-Dutch War. He has served since 2000 as principal assistant keeper of archives at Clifton College, Bristol.