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Author Cavell, S. A.

Title Midshipmen and quarterdeck boys in the British Navy, 1771-1831 / S.A. Cavell
Published Woodbridge : Boydell & Brewer, 2012
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Contents Contents -- List of illustrations -- Acknowledgements -- Abbreviations -- Introduction -- 1. Young gentlemen defined -- 2. A social survey: the social backgrounds of young gentlemen -- 3. Eighteenth-century selection, 1771-1800 -- 4. Eighteenth-century crime and punishment, 1760-1800 -- 5. Nineteenth-century selection, 1801-1815 -- 6. Nineteenth-century selection, 1815-1831 -- 7. Nineteenth-century crime and punishment, 1801-1831 -- 8. Beyond reform: the future of naval command -- Conclusion -- Appendices. A. Sampling results: quarterdeck boys and junior officers with traceable social backgrounds ; B. Ages and passing times ; C. Wages and allocations ; D. Estimates of available positions ; E. Sample numbers for final databases -- Bibliography -- Index
Summary The book engages with debates about whether midshipmen and other "young gentlemen" were increasingly aristocratic - and increasingly ill-disciplined; and shows how their aspirations for advancement and glory were often frustrated
Notes Print version record
Subject Great Britain. Royal Navy -- Officers -- Selection and appointment -- History -- 18th century.
Great Britain. Royal Navy -- Officers -- Selection and appointment -- History -- 19th century.
Great Britain. Royal Navy -- Promotions -- Social aspects.
Aristocracy (Social class) -- Great Britain -- History -- 18th century.
Aristocracy (Social class) -- Great Britain -- History -- 19th century.
Midshipmen -- Great Britain -- History -- 18th century.
Midshipmen -- Great Britain -- History -- 19th century.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1846159598 (electronic bk.)
9781846159596 (electronic bk.)