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SOVEREIGN OF THE SEAS 1637

£48.50

A Reconstruction of the Most Powerful Warship of Its Day

by John McKay

Sovereign of the Seas was the most spectacular, extravagant and controversial warship of the early seventeenth century. The ultimate royal prestige project, whose armament was increased by the King’s decree to the unheardof figure of one hundred guns, the ship finally cost the equivalent of ten more conventional warships. In this book, John McKay sets out to analyse the data and reconstruct the design and appearance of the ship in a degree of detail never previously attempted. The results are presented as a folio of superbly drafted plans, isometric drawings and coloured renderings, covering every aspect of the design from the hull form to the minutiae of sails and rigging. A beautifully presented coffee-table-sized book that provides a fitting tribute to this amazing vessel.

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Book Author

John McKay

Genre

General Interest, History, War

Vessels

Sovereign of the Seas