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This series of novels about the Royal Navy tells the story of young Kydd, who is pressed into service on a British ship in Kydd (Kydd Sea Adventure. Kydd has ratings and reviews. Librarian note: alternate-cover edition of Thomas Paine Kydd, a young wig-maker from Guildford, i. The Thomas Kydd series is a series of novels based on the historical fiction and adventure genres, written by the well known English author Julian Stockwin.

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Julian Stockwin born in Basingstoke, Hampshire, England is an author of historical action-adventure fiction. Born inStockwin soon developed a love for the sea, having an uncle, Tom Clay, who was a seaman in square-rigged ships and had sailed around Cape Horn in the Cutty Sark.

After grammar school, his father sent him to sea-training school at Indefatigable at age He joined the Royal Navy at 15 and transferred to the Royal Australian Navy when his family emigrated.

Stockwin attended the University of Tasmania to read Far Eastern studies and psychology. He did post-graduate work in cross-cultural psychology. He got involved in the manufacture and design of computers and software development.

He returned to the United Kingdom in and started to write in He currently resides in IvybridgeDevon. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Archived from the original on December 31, Archived from the original on Retrieved 27 Mar Retrieved from ” https: Views Read Edit View history.


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A wig maker from Guildford, Thomas Kydd finds himself pressed into service of the Crown as a landsman. Now berthed in ArtemisKydd journeys to the Pacific and China. Kydd and Renzi are shipped to the Caribbean. There they take aboard the Seaflower cutter. Mutiny off the Nore finds Kydd with split loyalties; between his duty and his shipmates. Kydd’s ship the Juliaan contributes to the Battle of the Nile.

Kydd is assigned to Commander of Teazer patrolling the waters around Malta and stokwin Mediterranean.

War with France resumes. Again in command of Teazer Kydd has challenges naval and relational as he encounters an Admiral’s daughter, the sophisticated Persephone Lockwood.

Kydd is disgraced and leaves naval service. However he takes to the sea again as a privateer.

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Exonerated and back in Naval service Kydd encounters the rocket inventor Robert Fulton. Our hero takes part in the build up to and the Battle of Trafalgar off the coast of Spain. Cape Town a Dutch town is to be taken; so Kydd joins an expedition of joint land and sea-based forces. The sugar trade important to Uulian interests is threatened.


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So Kydd must respond. Kydd gains command of HMS Tyger at a critical moment in his career. The Danish fleet is the focus of British and French attention and diplomacy is urgent with Napoleon’s forces rapidly approaching Copenhagen. At short notice Tyger is called to join a newly assembled fleet and sent to the Baltic and the only remaining continental ally to Great Britain the kingdom of Sweden.

The Iberian peninsula is in ferment and Bonaparte seeks to carve up Portugal and install Joseph, his brother as King of Spain.

Renzi is sent to incite opposition to France’s shockwin in Spain. Kydd becomes embroiled in support of the British expeditionary force in North Western Spain.

Back in London after Corunna, Kydd is again the hero. Soon the ‘Basque Roads’ is the scene of kdd next encounter with the French, thrust in the forefront of the action at the insistence of Lord Thomas Cochrane.

In addition financial ruin beckons.