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William IV: A King at Sea

Author(s): Roger Knight


William IV, 'the Sailor King', is best known for his naval career and for living for twenty years with the actress Mrs Jordan, with whom he had ten children. Knight's book shows that William was pretty much a disaster in whatever field he found himself.


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Roger Knight was Deputy Director of the National Maritime Museum until 2000, and now teaches at the Greenwich Maritime Institute at the University of Greenwich. His previous books for Allen Lane/Penguin are The Pursuit of Victory: The Life and Achievement of Horatio Nelson, which won the Duke of Westminster's Medal for Military History, the Mountbatten Award and the Anderson Medal of the Society for Nautical Research, and Britain Against Napoleon: The Organization of Victory, 1793-1815.

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  • : 9780141977201
  • : Penguin Books, Limited
  • : Allen Lane
  • : 0.195
  • : July 2015
  • : 186mm X 129mm X 16mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : October 2015
  • : books

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  • : Roger Knight
  • : Hardback
  • : 112