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Author Name    BYRN, John D. Jr

Title   CRIME AND PUNISHMENT IN THE ROYAL NAVY. Discipline on the Leeward Islands Station, 1784-1812

Binding   Hardcover

Book Condition   Fine

Jacket Condition   Nr Fine

Edition   1st Edition

Size   8vo

Publisher   Aldershot Scolar Press 1989

ISBN Number    0859678083 / 9780859678087

Seller ID   902423

251pp. Tables in text. There is a long tradition of viewing discipline in the Navy as being administered by tyrannical petty officers eager to use the 'cat' for any transgression of the draconian naval laws. Evidence mainly came from contemporary accounts designed more for political propaganda than historical accuracy. The author shows that the laws enforced at sea were in fact similar to those of the 18th-century English system of criminal justice. He redresses the balance and places naval law and its administration in a wider context. Appendices include surveys of punishments meted out. Index.

True Crime Criminology Maritime Prisons Naval history punishments seafaring British legal history social history naval recruits laws

Price = 18.00 GBP

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