Sunday, 14 July 2019

Britannia's Glory - A Maritime Story

British fishermen, crusaders,
Explorers, smugglers, traders,
Inventors, convicts, settlers in the hold.
Pirates, shipwrights, whalers,
And our navies' trusted sailors:
Presented here, in verse, their history's told.















This patriotic book was published in the UK on 29th March 2019, the date Brexit was due to happen, but didn't! It is now widely available from certain bookshops (in stock or to order), and from on-line retailers.

It will be published in the USA on 15th August 2019.

It covers a bigger range of topics than any maritime history ever written - please check it out:                                          
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Britannias-Glory-Maritime-Britains-Seafaring/dp/1912690160



Below are links to extracts previously featured on this blog spot although, in addition to the verses, the book itself contains numerous accompanying illustrations and explanatory side notes:

The mystery of Mary Celeste, 1872
http://www.baabaapinksheep.co.uk/2015/02/the-mystery-of-mary-celeste-1872.html

The Boston Tea Party, 1773
http://www.baabaapinksheep.co.uk/2014/12/the-boston-tea-party-1773.html

Grace Darling 
http://www.baabaapinksheep.co.uk/2017/02/grace-darling.html

Operation Chariot - the raid on St Nazaire
http://www.baabaapinksheep.co.uk/2017/03/operation-chariot-raid-on-st-nazaire.html