The Trafalgar Chronicle, the yearbook of The 1805 Club, has established itself as a prime source of information for new research about the Georgian navy. Successive editors have widened the scope to include all sailing navies of the period. Each volume is themed, and this edition looks at the Royal Marines and the U.S. Marine Corps. Sixteen contributions from recognised authorities around the world make this a compelling read.
Julian Stockwin action-adventure historical fiction
James Lowry wrote the memoir at the behest of his brother, John, in 1807, a couple of years after he had left the navy. As he had lost his possessions in a shipwreck during the voyage from Gibraltar to England, Lowry wrote the memoir entirely from memory and so some parts of the story are recounted in much detail, but others are sketched in outline or simply passed over. Any frustration that this may cause, however, quickly disperses with Lowry’s easy to read style of writing and the humanity which shows through it.