The History of Leith

January 31, 2008

The Articles of War – 1749

The Articles of War on board a Royal Navy ship assumed the proportions and gravity of holy writ. It served as the law and axis mundi of the secular religion practiced upon His Majesty’s Ships otherwise known as the Service. It was read at least once a month, usually when church was rigged on Sunday, and when punishment was inflicted. for more click here

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