Britannia’s Glory—A Maritime Story

Great Britian’s Seafaring Story Told in Verse

Maggie Ballinger

Britannia’s Glory—A Maritime Story

Maggie Ballinger

Distributed for Uniform Press

256 pages | 8 3/4 x 10 3/4
Paper $30.00 ISBN: 9781912690169 Published October 2019 For Sale in USA and Canada Only
British fishermen, crusaders,
Explorers, smugglers, traders,
Inventors, convicts, settlers in the hold.
Pirates, shipwrights, whalers,
And our navies’ trusted sailors:
Presented here, in verse, their story is told.


British history is infused into the maritime dimension like salt in seawater. In Britannia’s Glory—A Maritime Story, readers can explore the origin of British Isles as never before: in narrative verse. Maggie Ballinger covers the evolution, development, and formation of Great Britain from pre-1066 to the present day in a fascinating retelling of British seafaring history. Ballinger traces a past that represents the country’s indissoluble engagement with the sea: maritime expansion driven by trade, the oceans as roads to riches, and the inevitable war and conflict that follows, including the Spanish Armada, the Battle of Trafalgar, D-Day, and more. Simple, lively, and accessible, Britannia's Glory—A Maritime Story uniquely presents the tale of the North East Atlantic archipelago with suspense, adventure, and romance.
Review Quotes
BBC Radio Sheffield | Rony Robinson
"A fantastic history of the sea. . . . Utterly interesting history of the seaside and boats."
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