Patterns of Discipline & Punishment in the Royal Navy, 1783-1815

Research Paper Title ‘Wanton and Torturing Punishments’: Patterns of Discipline and Punishment in the Royal Navy, 1783-1815. Abstract The Royal Navy during the period between the end of the American Revolutionary War and the defeat of Napoleon had a record of success that was second to none, but it has long been held that this reputation was… Read More

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Determining Factors in the Selection of Royal Navy Officer Trainees During the French Revolutionary & Napoleonic Eras

Research Paper Title A Social History of Midshipmen and Quarterdeck Boys in the Royal Navy, 1761-1831. Abstract Many senior officers in the Royal Navy of late-eighteenth and early-nineteenth centuries saw the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars as a time of dramatic social change. Naval and civilian commentators alike expressed concern that the virtue of birth had replaced the… Read More