William M. James's Naval History is one of the most valuable works in the English language on the operation of the Royal Navy during the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars. James corresponded widely with the survivors of the events he describes. By carefully evaluating and balancing conflicting reports and testimonies, he achieved an accuracy often lacking in later studies. The original five volumes were published in 1822 to 1824, with a six-volume edition appearing in 1826. This new hard-cover edition, with an introduction by the noted naval historian Andrew Lambert as well as an index for each volume, provides both scholars and maritime enthusiasts an accessible and affordable edition of this important work. Volume V features the 1808-1811 operations of the Royal Navy in the Mediterranean and Baltic seas, as well as its involvement in the Peninsular War. In Volume VI, the United States enters the war at sea, and the 1811-1827 battles feature vessels such as the USS Constitution and HMS Guerriere, Chesapeake and Shannon, United States and Macedonian.
Publisher: Stackpole Books ISBN: 9780811700269 Number of pages: 568 Weight: 816 g Dimensions: 228 x 166 x 45 mm
Simply reserve online and pay at the counter when you collect.
Available in shop from just two hours, subject to availability.
Thank you for your reservation
Your order is now being processed and we have sent a confirmation email to you at
This item can be requested from the shops shown below. If this item isn't available to be reserved nearby, add the item to your basket instead and select 'Deliver to my local shop' at the checkout, to be able to collect it from there at a later date.
When will my order be ready to collect?
Following the initial email, you will be contacted by the shop to confirm that your item is available for collection.
Call us on or send us an email at
Unfortunately there has been a problem with your order
Please try again or alternatively you can contact your chosen shop on or send us an email at