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Disobedient Officers in the Royal Navy, about 1680–1720

By Patrick Schmidt

Studies on indiscipline and unrest aboard ship during the Age of Sail so far have mostly focused on the norm-violating behaviours of common seamen. This article, by contrast, investigates acts of insubordination committed by warrant and commissioned officers in the Royal Navy, using courts martial records as sources. It traces the contours of that historical […] Read More

Filed under: Other (Early Modern)
Subjects include: Administration | Manpower & Life at Sea