Author Results for R. J. B. Knight

Pilfering and Theft from the Dockyards at the Time of the American War of Independence

By R. J. B. Knight

A culture of stealing from the royal dockyards has allegedly plagued their history. Knight’s narrative draws mainly on official documents to explore its characteristics and underlying causes during a particular wartime period, namely: poor wages, the difficulty of maintaining tight security, the ready market for stolen goods coupled with the ingenuity of their receivers in […] Read More

Filed under: American Revolution
Subjects include: Administration | Harbours & Dockyards | Logistics