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Black Sailors in the Royal Navy c.1810

Posted by Marika Sherwood, on April 10th, 2014

Two letters and a narrative account describing the treatment of black sailors in the Royal Navy c.1810. There is plenty of varied archival evidence for a ‘Black’ presence in the Royal Navy from the mid-18th century onwards. An Admiralty file at the National Archives describes the ‘victuals allowed the 12 negroes purchased on Navy Island’... Become A Member

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