The book covers period of 1485 to 1783 300 years it is extremely detailed in terms of historical facts but runs short on insights for every 10 pages of historical details it has less than one page of insights or connecting the dots if you will. This is a readable account of the rise of the english british state up to the napoleonic wars its theme is how the state apparatus developed in a way which enabled the growth of empire and the ability to control the polity internally. Leviathan the rise of britain as a world power description in this paperback of his acclaimed and wide ranging study david scott challenges traditional assumptions about how britain achieved her global might. The 300 years between the accession of the tudors and the loss of the american colonies witnessed one of historys great national transformations the creation of britain and its emergence as the worlds greatest maritime power. Read leviathan the rise of britain as a world power by david scott available from rakuten kobo sign up today and get 5 off your first purchase for viewers of bbc ones britain and the sea leviathan is a must read overturning long held beliefs about our ance
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