Author Results for J.D. Alsop

Note: Royal Navy Victualling for the Eighteenth-century Lisbon Station

By J.D. Alsop

The discovery of a pocket book detailing the instructions carried out by an Agent victualler at Lisbon reveal the authorities’ determination to reduce mismanagement and corruption. Read More

Filed under: Atlantic | Other (Eighteenth C)
Subjects include: Administration | Navies

British Intelligence for the North Atlantic Theatre of the War of Spanish Succession

By J.D. Alsop

Debunks the myth that the Duke of Marlborough had a functional intelligence system during the War of Spanish Succession and shows that the reality was a dearth of information on French activities from sparse, disparate and uncoordinated sources. Read More

Filed under: Atlantic | Spanish Succession
Subjects include: Strategy & Diplomacy