Jump to content

Caxton Pictorial Histories (Napoleonic Period) - Recommended?

Recommended Posts

Just wondering if anyone has read the Caxton (or Chatham) Pictorial History set of books published by Chatham and Caxton Publishing in the late '90s and early 00's.  The set of books covers the British Navy from 1793 to 1816.  Any thoughts/reviews regarding these books?




Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

The Chatham series is outstanding! So many paintings, portraits, sketches and NMM plans packed into six volumes. Very informative text too. They were also published through Naval Institute Press here in the US. Well worth the cost if you are a RN history buff.

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

Hi Don,


I have this whole series, and I highly recommend it.  Each page is packed with illustrations, with each one given the museum reference number in the caption.  It is very easy to use these books as a base for further research into a topic.  Each book, which discusses a particular time frame, is further divided into short vignettes of individual actions, campaigns, and theaters of action.  


I could go on, but if you are interested in the history and equipment of the RN from the American War for Independence through the end of the Napoleonic wars, you really could not go wrong purchasing any or all of these books.

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

Hi, I have five of these books:-


The Naval War of1812.

The Victory of Sea Power.

The Campaign of Trafalgar.

Nelson Against Napoleon.

Fleet Battle and Blockade.


Were there others in this compelling series? I'd be grateful if someone would let me know which (if any) I'm missing.


Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

About us

Modelshipworld - Advancing Ship Modeling through Research

SSL Secured

Your security is important for us so this Website is SSL-Secured

NRG Mailing Address

Nautical Research Guild
237 South Lincoln Street
Westmont IL, 60559-1917

About the NRG

If you enjoy building ship models that are historically accurate as well as beautiful, then The Nautical Research Guild (NRG) is just right for you.

The Guild is a non-profit educational organization whose mission is to “Advance Ship Modeling Through Research”. We provide support to our members in their efforts to raise the quality of their model ships.

The Nautical Research Guild has published our world-renowned quarterly magazine, The Nautical Research Journal, since 1955. The pages of the Journal are full of articles by accomplished ship modelers who show you how they create those exquisite details on their models, and by maritime historians who show you the correct details to build. The Journal is available in both print and digital editions. Go to the NRG web site (www.thenrg.org) to download a complimentary digital copy of the Journal. The NRG also publishes plan sets, books and compilations of back issues of the Journal and the former Ships in Scale and Model Ship Builder magazines.

Our Emblem

Modelshipworld - Advancing Ship Modeling through Research
  • Create New...