Note: A Medieval Victory

By A.T. Hall, published February 1960

Abstract

The Note discusses a brief reference in a fourteenth-century exchequer account to a ship named the Vyctorye. The account is for payments made by John de Clifton while preparing ships to take John of Gaunt and Walter Hewet to Gascony in 1370, and in fitting out a fleet to cruise in the Channel under the command of Guy Brian. There is no evidence that this was a King’s ship so that naval genealogists cannot claim her as an ancestor of Nelson’s flagship.

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Filed under: High Middle Ages | English Channel
Subjects include: Shipbuilding & Design

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