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This review is from: Empire of the Deep: The Rise and Fall of the British Navy (Hardcover)
This book is based on secondary sources, hardly any primary sources. The quotes are are rarely referenced, there are many errors. When listing the ships at Trafalgar,the ships names start in italics and then for 3 have the prefix HMS. A Southampton port official has dates that would make him over 100 years old.Much of the context has been lifted from other books and taken as gospel. In my view the book is not worth the money.