Royal Tars of Old England: The Lower Deck of the Royal Navy, 875-1850 (HC)

Author Brian Lavery has a new book out Royal Tars of Old England: The Lower Deck of the Royal Navy, 875-1850 which is now available in hardcover in the UK and will be released in the US on 28 February 2011

Brian Lavery, the pre-eminent historian of the Royal Navy, turns his astute and wide-ranging analytical eye on to its ‘lower deck’ – the world of the seamen as distinct from the officers of the ‘quarterdeck’. If not totally overlooked in the grand narratives of the Senior Service the lower deck is often only noticed when it is a problem. Seamen are difficult to recruit, sometimes they mutiny on board ship, they are liable to drunkenness and venereal disease, they tend to desert or behave in a feckless manner.

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