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So, this past week, I began to search through my vast archive of books and pick out ones to begin reading. Lo and behold, nestled in the corner, was a book I had got my mother to buy me 10 years ago on my 12th birthday: "To Rule the Waves" by Arthur Herman. A truly fantastic and historical book that lays out the history of Britain's Royal Navy, from its start as a Medieval King's Personal Armada to the exploits of Drake and Hawkins to the Administrative Reforms of Pepys and into its glory days in the 18th century and the Battle of Trafalgar with Lord Horatio Nelson and well into the 20th and 21st century conflicts.

For those of you who haven't read Mr. Herman's work, I would highly recommend it. It's a masterful account of how the navy shaped Britain's destiny and the destiny of the world. It was because I found this book so compelling and insightful, I thought I would honor a few of the names and events from history that I found especially noteworthy to honor in art.

(Inspired by my good friend: :iconchaosfive-55: and his many journal entries, which I take inspiration from. ^^

Battle for the Minion by modernknight1

golden hinde by CaveCanem42The Golden Hind by JanBoruta
The Armada by RadoJavor
Batavia ship 2 by Nijn88
The Battle of Solebay by JanBoruta
Barfleur battle by Togman-Studio
Quiet before the storm by JanBoruta
Beat to Quarters by artofjokinen
HMS Royal George by RadoJavor
His Majestys Service by MVestala
Epic Battle by haryarti
Battle of Dogger Bank by Godyna
HMS Renown by U-Joe
HMS Hood by 121199

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