Author Results for J. J. S. Shaw

The Commission of Sick and Wounded and Prisoners, 1664–1667

By J. J. S. Shaw

The first commission appointed to oversee and organise the treatment of sick and wounded naval seamen and prisoners-of-war was appointed in 1653. With the imminent outbreak of war with the United Provinces in 1664 four new commissioners were appointed. Although well-intentioned the new commission was never able to fulfil its role adequately, with money being […] Read More

Filed under: Dutch Wars | Health at Sea | Other (location)
Subjects include: Administration | Manpower & Life at Sea