Spirit of a Story

Characters talking up a story.

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Wolf packs of 1700

One interesting facet of the navy of the Stuart era is the introduction of convoys with escorts, much like the U-Boats in WW2. Obviously there were no U-Bots but there were privateers and ships with […]

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The Highlanders at Cairndhu

While I’m busy with N.A.M. Rodgers naval histories around the Jacobite period, I need to start thinking of what the end will be – just an interest, or the basis for some stories. The first […]

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During the Jacobites

I don’t know what I would do without N. A. M. Roger and his books like, The Safeguard of the Seas and The Command of the Seas. They are so thoroughly researched with details of […]

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Stuart Spies

I’ve found in my researching it is often an almost throw away comment that offers the greatest possibilities. For example, in my researches for incidents for a book, hopefully a series, on the navy during […]

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Pirates in Plymouth

This search started from two points of view, to find incidents involving the navy that would make story lines for an historical novel and to find out more of the growth of trade around the […]

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Pirates everywhere

I was amused to find that in the years before Elizabeth 1 the Scots had a ‘powerful’ navy. Not so much the Scots, but the people of the West Coast and the Islands, people who […]

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