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British Sailors, 1775-1870

Sarah Palmer and David M. Williams

in Those Emblems of Hell?: European Sailors and the Maritime Labour Market, 1570-1870

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780968128831
eISBN:
9781786944818
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780968128831.003.0007
Subject:
History, Maritime History

This chapter provides a study of British seamen in the “age of sail” and analyses how Britain became the undisputed maritime world power in both mercantile and naval terms. It looks at the country’s ... More


English Sailors, 1570-1775

Peter Earle

in Those Emblems of Hell?: European Sailors and the Maritime Labour Market, 1570-1870

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780968128831
eISBN:
9781786944818
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780968128831.003.0006
Subject:
History, Maritime History

This chapter describes the competition Britain faced in its two century journey of becoming the possessor of the world’s largest trading fleet and the world’s most powerful navy. It stops at several ... More


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