Midshipmen and Quarterdeck Boys in the British Navy, 1771-1831

    Midshipmen and Quarterdeck Boys in the British Navy, 1771-1831

    SA Cavell

    Boydell 2012

    Hardback 255pp

    9781843837190   Product Code: 23118

    Against the argument that there was greater social diversity among naval officers during the wars of 1793-1815, with promotion increasingly related to professional competence, Cavell's investigation of the social background of around 4,000 'young gentlemen' - the officer recruits who entered the Navy as midshipmen, captains' servants, volunteers or masters' mates - concludes that aristocratic birth became the more important factor in officer selection, particularly after 1815.

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