- Historical Knotwork – The Sea Chest Becket Historical Knotwork – A Naval CV of Sorts
This sea chest becket (handle) is exactly the sort which would have been found on the naval chests used by sailors in Nelson’s Navy. Not only is it a beautiful item in itself, it’s also an object which would have worked as a sort of “knotwork CV” for …
- The effects of the family’s misfortunes on Jane Austen’s death By Caroline Kerr Taylor
2017 marks the 200th anniversary of Jane Austen’s death. She is one of the world’s most popular literary giants. It was a tragic loss that she died at 41, just as her star was gaining traction in the literary firmaments.
We will never know for sure the exact cause of her death. The …
- Rural England in the Age of Jane Austen by Marc DeSantis
A Rural England
Though Jane Austen’s life of forty-one years was lamentably short, her time on earth, 1775 to 1817, was nonetheless one of great and momentous change. England was still largely rural in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries, and the rhythm of its country life was tied to the seasonal needs …
- Sicilian Amber— Amber Cross Fanny Price’s brother William, gives her an amber cross from Sicily…but why Sicily?
- Limeys and the Cure for Scurvy Scurvy was the bane of a seaman’s existence…
- Hannah Snell: The Famous “Woman In Men’s Cloaths” In 1746 Hannah Snell donned men’s apparel in order to find her wayward husband…
- The Mutiny on the Bounty Detailing the 1789 mutiny of Captain William Bligh’s crew, aboard the HMS Bounty
- The Nautilus: Submarine Terror of the Seas Often considered the first practical submarine…
- The Battle of Fishguard Known as The Last Invasion of England
- A Brief Overview of the War of 1812 Commemorating the 200th anniversary of “The Second War of Independence”
- Captain Wentworth Speaks on Matters Naval “The Admiralty entertain themselves now and then, with sending a few hundred men to sea, in a ship not fit to be employed…”
- Half-Pay and Prize Money: Making a Living in Britain’s Navy How much might Capt. Wentworth expect to receive while on shore?
- Jane Austen- The Bermuda Connection The history of Bermuda and it’s link to the Austen family
- Bow Street Runners and the Marine Police London’s First Police Force
- The Trafalgar Action A look at this decisive battle and the events leading up to it.
- Advancement in the British Army Purchase & Promotions in George III’s Military
- The Prices of Officer’s Commissions The following is a table of the prices paid by Officers of the Army for their respective Ranks.
- Entry into the Officer Corps How a gentleman became an officer in the British Army
- Wentworth Makes His Bones: The Battle of St. Domingo: February 4, 1806 The battle of St. Domingo, February 4, 1806.
- English Army in the Regency|Napoleonic War
The English Army during the Regency/Napoleonic War