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Good old Benbow,
This review is from: The Admiral Benbow: The Life and Times of a Naval Legend (Hearts of Oak Trilogy Vol.2) (Hardcover)
This is a very good history book and well worth a read. The problem, as the author is obliged to remind us in most chapters, is that there is little written evidence of what exactly Benbow was up to for 90% of his life. Nevertheless, the book gives us an insight in to the naval and general history of the second half of the seventeenth century There are a few nautical faux pas, such as describing the trade winds as westerlies, but not too many. The writing style is light and entertaining and much the better for it.
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Initial post: 16 Jan 2014 17:28:07 GMT
Simon Jayne says:
Technically Willis is correct as trade winds in higher latitudes are indeed westerlies:-)
In reply to an earlier post on 17 Jan 2014 11:14:11 GMT
Gary B says:
The westerlies at higher latitudes than the Horse Latitudes are not trade winds, which are either NE or SE.
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