Book Review of Edward III and the War at Sea: The English Navy, 1327-1377
Posted by William Young on November 16, 2012
Graham Cushway. Edward III and the War at Sea: The English Navy, 1327-1377. Warfare in History series. Woodbridge, England: Boydell Press, 2011. ISBN 978-1-84383-621-6. Notes. Illustrations. Maps. Appendices. Bibliography. Index. Pp. xxii, 265. $99.00 (hardcover).
The English navy played a key role in the Hundred Years War. Dr Graham Cushway, a maritime historian and Associate Analyst for the United Nations, explores the English navy and the war at sea from the accession of Edward II (ruled 1307-1327) to the death of Edward III (1327-1377). The author examines the organization and structure of the navy, along discussing political events, naval innovation, and naval campaigns. The author argues that Edward III “would command the most potent English navy prior to the modern age” (p.1).
Cushway sets the political, strategic, and military scene for English naval operations. This allows the author to explain naval developments and fleet movements in context to English wars. …
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