Punisher & Sufferer…

“War is as much a punishment to the punisher as it is to the sufferer.” Thomas Jefferson (1743 to 1826) Thomas Jefferson was a draftsman of the Declaration of Independence of the United States and the nation’s first secretary of state (1789-94) and second vice president (1797-1801) and, as the third president (1801-09), the statesman… Read More

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One Life…

“I only regret that I have but one life to lose for my country.” Nathan Hale (1755 to 1776) He attended Yale University, where he graduated in 1773, and became a schoolteacher, first in East Haddam and then in New London. He joined a Connecticut regiment in 1775, served in the siege of Boston, and… Read More

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