This carefully planned reference book will help to answer many questions that children ask.
Interesting and accurate information about the Navy is given within the limits of a relatively somple vocabulary. Even children whose reading experience is limited will be encouraged to find out for themselves by the excellent full-colour illustrations and clear text, thus gaining extra reading practice.
Before the year 1485 the kings of England had a navy only when they were at war. They hired cargo ships, like the one in the picture, from ship owners and had guns put on them.