Admiral Sir John Norris and the British Naval Expeditions to the Baltic Sea 1715-1727
Kategorier: Diplomati Historia Historia och arkeologi Internationella relationer Militärhistoria Politik och statsskick Samhälle och samhällsvetenskap
In Admiral Sir John Norris David Denis Aldridge combines diplomatic and naval history, thoroughly researching archives of logs and letters, which makes for an original scholarly achievement. Norris served as a navy officer, but also as a representative of his king in foreign territory. George I:s dual role as King of England and Elector of Hanover placed him in a complicated political situation in relation to the Northern powers. Admiral Norris succeeded in navigating between the different interests of Sweden, Denmark and Russia, and Aldridge reveals a commander of clear-headed judgement who played a significant role in upholding Britain´s commercial relations by convoying merchantmen between the British Isles and the Baltic.