Origin of British Navy Upturned By Study

August 26, 2020 - General
Alfred the Great, the Anglo-Saxon King of Wessex, has long been credited as the founder of the Royal Navy. Legend has it that he battled against the Vikings in the 880s and 890s, and even built his own longships to ensure victory against the Danes. In this engraving by Edmund Evans, he can be seen plotting the capture of the Danish fleet. Source: Public domain.

The British Royal Navy is the United Kingdom’s naval warfare force. If you’d looked at its website this morning, you would have read the widely-accepted origin story which claims that naval warships were first used by English kings from the early medieval period

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