The Great Mutinies

Thursday 1st December, 7.30pm.  The Newcastle upon Tyne Trinity House.

The way in which their Lordships at the Admiralty viewed (and treated) their sailors at the end of 1797 led to mutinies onboard Royal Navy ships off Portsmouth at Spithead and in the Thames Estuary at the Nore.  Society Secretary Dr. Tony Barrow looks at the deeper reasons behind these two quite different incidents and the alarm they created in this, our last meeting of 2016.  The talk examines their impact, both at the time and even now, more than two centuries on.



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