27 JANUARY 1900, Page 13

Our Navy for a Thousand rears. By Captain S. Eardley-

Wilmot, R.N. (Sampson Low, Marston, and Co. 6s.)—The author begins with King Alfred, and goes on through the Cinque Ports, the battle of Sluys, the Elizabethan seamen, the Fleets of the Commonwealth and the Stuarts, the eighteenth-century heroes of the sea, Rodney, Jervis, and Nelson among them, down to the days of the ironclads. It is needless to say that the book, the work of a writer who knows his subject and can set it forth clearly, is full of interest.—Part of the same subject is treated in detail in Drake and the Tudor Navy, by Julian S. Corbett, 2 vols. (Longman and Co., 168.), of which a new edition, with additional matter, has recently been published.