Author Results for Leo Hershkowitz

The Richard Affair: Rising Tensions Between the United States and the United Kingdom, 1806

By Leo Hershkowitz

In 1806 an American merchant seaman was killed by a shot from the British warship HMS Leander which was trying to enforce its right to stop and search for contraband goods. This relatively minor incident is little remembered in history but at the time attracted the attention of King George III, his ministers, President Thomas Jefferson, other […] Read More

Filed under: Atlantic | War of 1812
Subjects include: Administration | Manpower & Life at Sea | Strategy & Diplomacy