Author Results for J.J.N. McGurk

A Levy of Seamen in the Cinque Ports 1602

By J.J.N. McGurk

Keeping a fleet at sea to intercept the Spanish fleet, anticiapted off Ireland, meant that manning the English ships became a prime concern. Orders were sent to the Cinque Ports ordering the appropriate authorities to assist ‘with all expedition’ in drafting men into the navy.   The men were to be properly clothed, having been properly […] Read More

Filed under: Tudors | Press Gangs | Other (location)
Subjects include: Administration | Manpower & Life at Sea