Date(s) - June 17th 2019
2:30 pm - 3:45 pm
Chapter 12 Bar & Kitchen
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The British Navy – 1793-1815
Alaric Bond has had a varied career, writing extensively for periodicals, television, radio and the stage. He now focuses on Historical Nautical Fiction with fourteen published novels, twelve of which being in his acclaimed ‘Fighting Sail’ series.
Set during the Revolutionary and Napoleonic wars, these have no central hero but feature characters from all ranks and stations; an innovative approach that gives a realistic impression of life aboard ship in what came to be known as ‘Nelson’s Navy’.
In addition to speaking of Britain’s ‘wooden walls’, Alaric will mention the rise of the East India Company and the Revenue Service’s constant battle against smugglers along with relevant social history of the period. There will be memorabilia to examine and a chance to purchase Alaric’s work.