Tag Archives: British Navy

Georgian Celebrity: Captain James Cook, Part 2: Cook’s Voyages

This post continues the one from yesterday, which introduced Captain James Cook. Voyages of Exploration First Voyage (1768–71)                 In 1766 the Royal Society engaged Cook to travel to the Pacific Ocean to … Continue reading

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The Admiralty: Command of the Royal Navy

The Admiralty was the authority responsible for the command of the Royal Navy in the Kingdom of England, and later in Great Britain and until 1964 in the United Kingdom. Originally exercised by a single person, the Lord High Admiral, … Continue reading

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Regency Personalities: Sir Richard Onslow, 1st Baronet, Naval Commander

Sir Richard Onslow, 1st Baronet GCB (23 June 1741 – 27 December 1817) was an English naval officer who played a distinguished role at the Battle of Camperdown. Naval Career He was the younger son of Lt-Gen. Richard Onslow and … Continue reading

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Jane Austen and The British Royal Navy

In referring to the cult-like following of those who extolled all things involving Admiral Horatio Nelson, Jane Austen once wrote, “I am sick of Lives of Nelson.” Yet, the author always appreciated the lives of men in the Royal Navy. … Continue reading

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