Author Results for E.G. Thomas

Captain Buckle and the Capture of the Glorioso

By E.G. Thomas

H.M.S. Russell, a 3rd rate of 80 guns, but severely undermanned, encountered by chance the Glorioso, 70 guns, 760 crew, making her way to Cadiz after offloading her treasure. Captured after a fierce engagement both ships put in to Lisbon for repairs. Here it was found impossible to find a crew to sail the captured […] Read More

Filed under: Atlantic | Other (Eighteenth C)
Subjects include: Battles & Tactics

The Old Poor Law and Maritime Apprenticeship

By E.G. Thomas

Tudor legislation, as amended from time to time until the dissolution of the Old Poor Law in 1834, made provision for the apprenticing of pauper children at the expense of the parish. Indentures and other documents show boys apprenticed to maritime trades, and bound to the masters of fishing vessels and of coastal ships. After […] Read More

Filed under: Tudors | English Channel | North Sea
Subjects include: Administration | Manpower & Life at Sea