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Forum: The Sailor's Confessional 23-07-2011, 20:04
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Posted By robinco
Re: From Pirate to Citizen

I guess the initial discussion was about the 17th and 18th centuries, which was what I was thinking about when I posted.

However going further back, probably Ben-Hur (as symbolic illustration) and...
Forum: The Sailor's Confessional 23-07-2011, 19:28
Replies: 15
Views: 2,511
Posted By robinco
Re: From Pirate to Citizen

The British navy for years had to "press-gang" (which wasn't a pleasant process) men to "persuade" them to take up sailing.

Some English towns even emptied their jails (gaols) to provide their...
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