Sunday, 8 May 2011

Orkney Archives - press gang warrant

Orkney Archives have put a fascinating document up on its blog following last night's pirate themed episode of Doctor Who. It is a warrant from 1803 authorised by the Lord High Admiral of the Royal Navy deliberately facilitating the use of press gangs to crew ships. Well worth a read, it's quite a shocker, to quote the blog!

To see the document visit http://orkneyarchive.blogspot.com/2011/05/which-is-scarier-dr-who-or-press-gangs.html

Chris

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