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