The Real Jim Hawkins

    The Real Jim Hawkins

    Ships' Boys in the Georgian Navy

    Roland Pietsch

    Seaforth 2010

    Hardback 256pp Illustrated

    9781848320369   Product Code: 16908

    In the 18th century poor boys in their thousands went to sea like Jim Hawkins in Treasure Island, often leaving behind bleak and miserable lives to go in search of adventure. Focusing on the Royal Navy during the period of the Seven Years War, Pietsch investigates the boys' social backgrounds and recruitment, their distinctive subculture and the challenges they faced growing up amid the perils of naval battle.

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