By John Guy
First released as a part of the best-selling The Oxford Illustrated historical past of england, John Guy's Very brief creation to The Tudors is the main authoritative brief advent to this age in British heritage. It bargains a compelling account of the political, non secular and monetary alterations of the rustic lower than such top monarchs as Henry VIII and Elizabeth I.
The paintings has been considerably revised and up-to-date for this variation. particularly, the reigns of Henry VII, Edward VI, and Philip and Mary are comprehensively reassessed.
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Frederick the Great would have to give way to a more imposing figure; perhaps Tirpitz saw himself in that role. Tirpitz’s first move to position himself as the father of a “high-seas fleet” had been to ask for the creation of a “strategic-tactical Admiralty Staff ” as “a main task in the navy”; such a move was essentially a declaration of independence from the Prussian army’s firm control of German sea forces. He also implicitly argued for construction of a large German “war-fleet stationed in European waters” as an adjunct to the “annihilation strategy” being developed by Alfred von Schlieffen and the German General Staff for the defeat of France through the Low Countries.
Finally, the United States could not even impose its will upon fractious hemispheric neighbors. S. fleet was so inferior to that of Chile that Washington could not intervene on behalf of friendly Peru when the two Latin countries went to war. Only a modern industrial navy could preserve and promote expanding American overseas interests, and only an Isthmian canal could guarantee the shuffling of fleet units from one ocean to the other that would ensure a rapid response to hemispheric and Pacific crises.
40 On April 10, 1898, the Reichstag passed the First Naval Law, calling for the construction of nineteen battleships, eight armored cruisers, twelve large cruisers, and thirty smaller cruisers by April 1, 1904. Moreover, capital ships would be automatically replaced every twenty-five years to guard against obsolescence in an age of rapid industrial and technical advances. At first foreign observers were not unduly alarmed by the German initiative. The nature of the fleet set forth in the law seemed to imply that Wilhelm and Tirpitz intended only to strengthen Germany’s existing coastal-defense forces.