The History of Leith

September 26, 2007

Life at Sea in the Royal Navy of the 18th Century

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The enduring notion of Captain Cook’s navy is one of blood, sweat and tears. Historian Andrew Lambert went on a modern-day voyage to Australia, on a replica of Cook’s ship Endeavour. He argues that the Royal Navy of the 18th century offered a surprisingly decent life for professional sailors. for more click here

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