To Rule the Waves: How the British Navy Shaped the Modern World

Mr. Herman talks about his book To Rule the Waves: How the British Navy Shaped the Modern World, published by HarperCollins. The author… read more

Mr. Herman talks about his book To Rule the Waves: How the British Navy Shaped the Modern World, published by HarperCollins. The author discussed the British Royal Navy and the British Empire from the Elizabethan age to the Falklands war. He argued that after the British Royal Navy took control of the oceans from the Spanish navy it paved the way for the rise of the British Empire. He asserted that the British Navy was instrumental in creating the new overseas trading routes and colonies that generated a global economic system and shaped the modern world. Following his remarks, Mr. Herman responded to questions from members of the audience. close

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To Rule the Waves: How the British Navy Shaped the Modern World

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Program ID:
178061-1
Category:
Public Affairs Event
Format:
Speech
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Nov 21, 2004 | 8:00pm EST | C-SPAN 2
Last Aired:
Jan 09, 2005 | 12:31am EST | C-SPAN 2

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  • Nov 21, 2004 | 8:00pm EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Dec 20, 2004 | 4:27am EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Jan 02, 2005 | 6:29am EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Jan 09, 2005 | 12:31am EST | C-SPAN 2
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