The overriding impression one gets from proper research of the navy of the Stuart period is that it was bankrupt, even during the Republic. There were ships kept at sea to avoid having to pay […]
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 […]
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 […]
I’ve ordered a copy of Ships of the ’45, which deals especially with the naval ships chasing Bonnie Prince Charlie. Looking into the naval situation during the Stuart kingships in more detail I found Dunkirk […]
Julius Caesar was sent to Britain to investigate the tin market.