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The Westminster model navy : defining the Royal Navy, 1660-1749

  title={The Westminster model navy : defining the Royal Navy, 1660-1749},
  author={Sam McLean},
At the Restoration of the English monarchy in 1660, Charles II inherited the existing interregnum navy. This was a persistent, but loosely defined organization that included a professional community of officers, a large number of warships, and substantial debts. From the beginning Charles II used royal prerogative to define the Royal Navy. In 1661, Parliament created legislation that simultaneously defined the English state and the Royal Navy. These actions closely linked the Royal Navy’s… Expand


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