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Response to Review no. 447

Dr Samson wishes to know if Gerald Graham’s dismaying suggestion that the Pacific Ocean would not be a suitable subject for PhD dissertation research had been the reason for my lifelong work to give strength and support for the subject of my research. I am sorry to give an equally dismaying report that, no, thatContinue reading “Response to Review no. 447”

Naval Power and British Culture, 1760–1850: Public Trust and Government Ideology

In one of his most irritated moods, Samuel Pepys, sometime naval administrator, recorded in his diary that he and his office had just had the experience of being judged by investigators who were entirely unaware of the nature of the business of running a department of the navy. Pepys’s experience is rather common. Distinguished administratorsContinue reading “Naval Power and British Culture, 1760–1850: Public Trust and Government Ideology”