Archive for November, 2015

First Wednesday talk: 2nd December
Prof. Iain Moffatt – Life in the King’s Navy in the time of Nelson and Collingwood

What was life like for the common sailor in the Royal Navy of 200 years ago? How did it compare with life ashore? Did women really take part in the Battle of Trafalgar? What methods did the press-gang employ to make up a ship’s complement? What did Cuthbert Collingwood really think of his friend Horatio […]

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