Monthly Archives: January 2012
Dissection, misdirection and pressing, oh my.
Episode 1.3: Stop Press We open in the Governor’s study, just a few hours after the death of Corporal Naylor. A heated argument takes place over whether the body should be burned, buried or dissected. Governor Mowbray decides the body … Continue reading
“And yet, when She reached us on the isle of St Kitts, her hunger abated, and I know not why. I only thank the Lord it did, for here I sit, able to write, for even Learned Men and foreigners … Continue reading
What are people wearing? Thank God wikipedia is back to help us: Fashion, 1795-1820
“She is well-named, this Devil-ship – Manticore means “man eater” in the tongue of the Moors, and I have heard that she eats, and eats and will not be sated. Scurbey, Typhus and Plague riddles her wood deeper than the … Continue reading
“During the Napoleonic Wars, when low crew numbers could prove fatal to both a single ship and its allied flotilla, many captains solved the high death rates by simply doubling their crews. First-rate ships, typically crewed by 700 to 800 … Continue reading