Forgotten Songs and Stories of the Sea - 9781473878655

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  • Product code: AZLEN
  • ISBN: 9781473878655
  • Publisher: Pen & Sword Books Ltd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Dimensions: 15.8cm x 23.3cm
  • Pages: 252
  • Publish date: 02/11/2016

Forgotten Songs and Stories of the Sea (Paperback)

Forgotten Songs and Stories of the Sea - 9781473878655

Caroline Rochford


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Stirring tales of heroism at sea have been engrained in the annals of maritime history since time immemorial. Christopher Columbus's discovery of the New World, Queen Elizabeth I's defeat of the Spanish Armada, and Horatio Nelson's victory at Trafalgar are just some of Britain's most memorable naval triumphs. But what about the lesser-known tales from our seafaring past? The Victorian who invented a swimming machine in order to cross the English Channel; the capture of a 'real-life' mermaid; the lost pirate treasure of Alboran; the ghost of a murdered sailor who still haunts the streets of Portsmouth; and the daring explorers who vanished into the blue yonder, leaving behind nothing but a cryptic message in a champagne bottle - these are just some of our quirky naval stories that have been chronicled in verse and archived in newspaper clippings, and forgotten with the passage of time. Historian and genealogist Caroline Rochford has compiled 200 traditional songs and stories into this book, which offers an exciting, entertaining and eye-opening glimpse into our long lost maritime past.

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Product Details

  • Product code: AZLEN
  • ISBN: 9781473878655
  • Publisher: Pen & Sword Books Ltd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Dimensions: 15.8cm x 23.3cm
  • Pages: 252
  • Publish date: 02/11/2016

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