ePub The Fighting Temeraire ePub

by Sam Willis

The H.M.S. Temeraire, one of Britain`s most illustrious fighting
ships, is known to millions through J.M.W. Turner`s masterpiece,
The Fighting Temeraire
(1839), which portrays the battle-scarred
veteran of Britain`s wars with Napoleonic France. In this evocative
new volume, Sam Willis tells the extraordinary story of the vessel
behind the painting and the making of the painting itself.


Turner's Temeraire was the second ship in the Royal Navy to
carry the name. The first, a French warship captured and commandeered by the British in 1759, served with distinction during
the Seven Years' War before being sold off in 1784. The second
Temeraire
, named in honor of her predecessor, was a prestigious
three-decked, 98-gun warship that broke through the French and
Spanish line directly astern of Nelson`s flagship Victory at Trafalgar in 1805, saving the Vice-Admiral at a crucial moment in the
battle. This tale of two ships spans the heyday of the age of sail:
the climaxes of both the Seven Years War (1756-63) and the Napoleonic Wars (1798-1815).


Filled with richly evocative detail, and narrated with the pace
and gusto of a master storyteller, The Fighting Temeraire is an
enthralling and deeply satisfying work of narrative history.

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PublisherPegasus
GanreHistory
Release date 01.11.2010
Pages count352
eBook formatHardcover, (torrent)En
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