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Figureheads of the Royal Navy

Year: 2011
Language: english
Author: Pulvertaft D.
Genre: History
Publisher: Naval Institute Press
ISBN: 978-1848321014
Format: EPUB
Quality: eBook
Pages count: 256
Description: The first figureheads that were carved to represent the names of British warships appeared during the reign of Henry VIII; the last ones were carved in the early years of the twentieth century. During the intervening three hundred and fifty years it is estimated that some 5000 ships of the Royal Navy carried a figurehead of some description. This book follows the development of these diverse carvings, examining how the figurehead carvers interpreted the names and the symbolism incorporated in their designs. Lavishly illustrated with much previously unpublished material, the book explores the wide range of subjects that were represented.
Additional info: About the Author
David Pulvertaft, a retired rear admiral, is the co-author of Warship Figureheads of Portsmouth.



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