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Life in Nelson's Navy by Brian Lavery

Life in Nelson's Navy

by Brian Lavery

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This is brief, simple description of the environment in the Royal Navy around 1800. While vague in some areas and overly general in others, this book covers many of the circumstances surrounding the officers and sailors. If you are just beginning to learn about the period or read period books such as the Aubrey-Maturin or Hornblower series, this may offer some information to help with understanding. After a few readings in the genre or histories of the period, most of the information in this book will be apparent.
A good place to start, but overly general to be useful to anyone with a basic understaning. ( )
  ASBiskey | Aug 8, 2011 |
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What was it really like to be at sea in the Navy with Nelson? Were that sailors excited about the Battle of Trafalgar, or suffering scurvey? How did life compare between those of a high rank, and those who served them? What were conditions like below the decks, living among the rats and the filth? How did you cope if you suffered from sea sickness? This book takes you back in time to see, hear, smell and taste what life was really like for these brave sailors at sea.

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