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This illustration section of this book titled The Terror of the Seas? contains several photographs, drawings and pictures. These include drawings of West Highland Birlinn. The inshore galleys of the Gaelic lords have been described as the third force in British maritime warfare. This carving is found in St Clements Church, Rodel, Isle of Harris. It also includes a picture of Admiral Joseph van Ghent. Van Ghent was the Dutch naval commander who led the unsuccessful attack on Leith and Burntisland in 1666. The book provides the first detailed and clear analysis of the Scots involvement in naval warfare during the early modern period. It also provides many valuable new perspectives on the importance of the sea to the Scots, and of the Scots to the naval history of the British Isles.

Keywords: British maritime warfare; early modern period; Joseph van Ghent



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