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The Fighting Temeraire eBook î Hardcover ó ➥ [Epub] ➟ The Fighting Temeraire By Sam Willis ➯ – Horticulturetrader.co.uk The HMS Temeraire one of Britain`s most illustrious fighting ships is known to millions through JMW Turner`s masterpiece The Fighting Temeraire 1839 which portrays the battle scarred veteran ofTrafalgar in 1805 saving the Vice Admiral at a crucial moment in the battle This tale of two ships spans the heyday of the age of sail the climaxes of both the Seven Years War 1756 63 and the Napoleonic Wars 1798 1815Filled with richly evocative detail and narrated with the pace and gusto of a master storyteller The Fighting Temeraire is an enthralling and deeply satisfying work of narrative histor While mostly a biography in a loosely termed way of one of the most famous ships of the Royal Navy an historical subsection that didn't really exist until a few years ago this book is even uniue for the element of art history contained in its final chapters The majority of the book is devoted to the Temeraire's years in service including her most famous day at the Battle of Trafalgar in 1805 all the way to her final years as a prison hulk a depot ship to finally being broken up in a wrecker's yard when she was deemed surplus to the peacetime Navy's needs In the book's final chapters exploring the painting JMW Turner created in her image and the relationship that the British public have today with that painting Sam Willis also asks the reader to think about what the value of history is and to appreciate and try to protect that history before it goes the way of Temeraire and most of her compatriotsI would also recommend if you like this The Billy Ruffian The Bellerophon and the Downfall of Napoleon

The Fighting TemeraireTrafalgar in 1805 saving the Vice Admiral at a crucial moment in the battle This tale of two ships spans the heyday of the age of sail the climaxes of both the Seven Years War 1756 63 and the Napoleonic Wars 1798 1815Filled with richly evocative detail and narrated with the pace and gusto of a master storyteller The Fighting Temeraire is an enthralling and deeply satisfying work of narrative histor While mostly a biography in a loosely termed way of one of the most famous ships of the Royal Navy an historical subsection that didn't really exist until a few years ago this book is even uniue for the element of art history contained in its final chapters The majority of the book is devoted to the Temeraire's years in service including her most famous day at the Battle of Trafalgar in 1805 all the way to her final years as a prison hulk a depot ship to finally being broken up in a wrecker's yard when she was deemed surplus to the peacetime Navy's needs In the book's final chapters exploring the painting JMW Turner created in her image and the relationship that the British public have today with that painting Sam Willis also asks the reader to think about what the value of history is and to appreciate and try to protect that history before it goes the way of Temeraire and most of her compatriotsI would also recommend if you like this The Billy Ruffian The Bellerophon and the Downfall of Napoleon

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The Fighting Temeraire Ó Econd ship in the Royal Navy to carry the name The first a French warship captured and commandeered by the British in 1759 served with distinction during the Seven Years' War before being sold off in 1784 The second Temeraire named in honor of her predecessor was a prestigious three decked 98 gun warship that broke through the French and Spanish line directly astern of Nelson`s flagship Victory at secondor maybe the third time I have read thisit gets better every time kindle Æ The Fighting Temeraire Ú Sam Willis

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Sam Willis Ú The Fighting Temeraire ePub The HMS Temeraire one of Britain`s most illustrious fighting ships is known to millions through JMW Turner`s masterpiece The Fighting Temeraire 1839 which portrays the battle scarred veteran of Britain`s wars with Napoleonic France In this evocative new volume Sam Willis tells the extraordinary story of the vessel behind the painting and the making of the painting itselfTurner's Temeraire was the s Wonderful account of the ship that captured two French ships at Trafalgar and was much later the subject of Turner's painting voted the favorite of the English public The painting in turn inspired Newbolt's poem Now the sunset's breezes shiver And she's fading down the river But in England's song for ever She's the Fighting Temeraire