Tuesday 9th July 2019: The Newcastle upon Tyne Trinity House: 7.30pm.
Society Member Tim Gittins takes a ‘professional’ look at justice in the Georgian Navy. Sobering and inhumane by today’s standards maybe, but it has to be recognised as the accepted way of maintaining discipline at the time. Our Admiral was known for favouring alternatives to the lash, but the same cannot be said of the majority of his contemporaries. It is however easy for us to judge the application of justice and methods of punishment with over two centuries of hindsight.
Practical demonstrations are, on this occasion, not included, but we will all no doubt come away all the wiser on punishment courtesy of His Majesty’s Navy….
Friends and visitors, as always, welcome to join the regular Society members.