Fighting Ships: From the Ancient World To 1750 (HC)

Author Sam Willis has a new book out which is now available for pre-order in hardcover, Fighting Ships: From the Ancient World To 1750. Release date 1 April 2010.

Beginning with Ramses III’s dramatic defeat of the ‘sea people’ in 1176 BC ndash; the world’s earliest visual record of a naval battle ndash; Fighting Ships tells the story of 3000 years of maritime history through 150 glorious images. From the Greeks, Phoenicians and Romans to the coming of the age of sail, here are breathtaking depictions of ancient triremes and Viking longships, the Santa Maria and the Spanish Armada, as well as Henry VIII’s giant carracks and the majestic three-decked warships of Louis IV that patrolled the Mediterranean.

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