Navy and Nation: The Royal Navy in the long eighteenth century, 1688-1815 (HISM038)

30 credits

During the eighteenth century, the Royal Navy was one of the most important institutions in Britain. This module places the history of the Navy in the wider context of the British state and society, examining the manifold ways it impacted on national life. It analyzes the Navy as a fighting force, explores the political and economic background that allowed Britain to project power at sea, and addresses the links between naval power, trade and empire. The module also considers the Navy’s impact ashore, revealing how it shaped British society and culture.