This book is published in conjunction with the Naval Gallery that has been updated to match more closely the visiting public. Nelson has become an international icon that for many marks the height of Royal Navy achievement in protecting the interest of the British people.
The book is intended to match the new National Maritime Museum long-term gallery entitled Nelson, Navy, Nation. The publisher has done a first rate job of setting out the material and the lavish illustration, much of it in full colour. The authors shown above are more accurately editors and the book includes biographies for those contributing to the content. Collectively, the contributors have painted a picture of the Royal Navy, its ships, equipment and weapons, together with an insight into the society over the period of roughly one hundred years.