Author Results for William Senior

The History of Maritime Law

By William Senior

Maritime Law is not the law of nations, but the law governing the merchants and mariners conducting trade between nations. The concept of international or shared law was not unknown, as much of Europe shared a system based on Canon Law. The paper describes how rules evolved out of custom and usage, and different sets […] Read More

Filed under: Popular Topics | Late Middle Ages | High Middle Ages | Other (Early Modern) | Mediterranean | Other (Twentieth C) | Other (Nineteenth C) | Other (Eighteenth C) | Other (location)
Subjects include: Administration | Merchant Marines

The Bucentaur

By William Senior

The whole fabric of famous vessels has sometimes been preserved beyond the natural life of a ship by a national pride in their history; but all that now remains of the most sumptuous of the Bucentaurs are some possible fragments in the Museo Correr at Venice and the piece of a flag-pole, fluted like a […] Read More

Filed under: Early Middle Ages | Late Middle Ages | High Middle Ages | Other (Early Modern) | Other (Nineteenth C) | Other (Eighteenth C) | Other (location)
Subjects include: Battles & Tactics | Harbours & Dockyards | Historic Vessels, Museums & Restoration | Navies | Ship Models & Figureheads

The Judges of the High Court of Admiralty

By William Senior

This article sets out the names and some biographical notes for the 43 Judges of the High Court of Admiralty from 1483 to its incorporation into the High Court of Justice in 1875. The High Court of Admiralty dealt with maritime issues, such as prize and piracy. Many of these judges are not mentioned in […] Read More

Filed under: High Middle Ages | Other (Early Modern) | Other (Eighteenth C) | Other (Nineteenth C) | Internal Waterways | Other (location)
Subjects include: Administration | Biography | Miscellaneous

Note: Dominic and J T Serres

By William Senior

Senior adds to the article in MM Volume 2, Issue 6 concerning these father and son painters. Dominic had stated in writing that the amateur marine artist could never truly portray a ship if he/she did not understand ship construction and seamanship. Having made this bold assertion he then proceeds to ‘shoot himself in the […] Read More

Filed under: Other (Nineteenth C) | Other (location)
Subjects include: Art & Music | Shipbuilding & Design

Note: Name-Emblems on Ship

By William Senior

The vessels of the Scotch herring fleet which was based at Scarborough during the season of 1911 carried not only the port letters and numbers but also an additional means of recognition carried on their funnels. The examples provided by Senior include Mint (a large representation of a coin), Busy Bee and Daisy. Guessing the […] Read More

Filed under: North Sea | Other (Twentieth C)
Subjects include: Whaling & Fishing

Note: Teonge’s Diary

By William Senior

Senior provides thought-provoking reasons to support the view that Teonge’s Diary, purported to have been written in 1675-9, was not universally well received when it was finally published and may well have been produced by a clever forger sometime later. (See MM Volume 2, Issue 6). Read More

Filed under: Other (Early Modern) | Other (location)
Subjects include: Miscellaneous