Unity and Perseverence
Hardback 336pp Illustrated
9781843836698   Product Code: 21221
The naval mutinies of 1797 were unprecedented in scale and impressive in their level of organization. Under threat of French invasion, the Royal Navy's home fleet made clear demands and refused to sail until these were addressed. In this volume of 16 essays, contributors re- evaluate the causes, events, interpretations and discipline of the mutinies; and explore the relationships between officers and men, the political affiliations and, crucially, the role of the Irish and quota men.