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If its not comprehensive, it's not an "Encyclopedia",
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There are many interesting and informative entries in this book, but does it really merit the title "Encyclopaedia"? Not if there are significant omissions and there are such. Here are just a few: John Paul Jones is there and his capture of the Serapis at the battle of Flamborough Head recounted, but no mention of the British Captain, (Sir) Richard Pearson, who was court-martialled over the incident, but exonerated for having saved the convoy, despite losing his ship, and knighted. Admiral Sir William Parker, Bart., has an entry, but not his namesake, Admiral Sir William Parker, Bart, Lord Nelson's contemporary and direct rival, who shared with Nelson the distinction of the action at Cape St Vincent. Nearer our own time, where is Admiral of the Fleet Sir George Elvey Creasy, who sat at the top table during WWII?