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    Resolution by David Rutland & Emma Ellis

    This is the story of Charles, 5th Duke of Rutland (1754-87), and his sailor brother Robert (1758-82), sons of the Marquis of Granby after whom many English pubs are named - the surest popular accolade Britain has to offer - and thus grandsons of the 4th Duke. The family context is provided by...
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    Nelson's Right Hand Man by EJ Hounslow

    This is a biography of Vice Admiral Sir Thomas Francis Fremantle GCB, 1765-1819, an important contributor to Nelson's success against Napoleon. We have Fremantle the sailor, well drawn, with vivid accounts of his major fights - Santa Cruz in Tenerife, Copenhagen and Trafalgar, well supported...
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    A Biographical Dictionary of the 20th Century RN by Alastair Wilson (vol.1)

    The book opens with the social-historical background which includes a lucid and valuable explanation on how entry, promotion, half-pay and retirement of Naval Officers worked, and changed over time, during the period; albeit there is later some repetition as the text develops. The author has...
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