The History of Leith

September 26, 2007

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


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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