Boy Sailors


No cavalry this time, but an interesting comment on the period.

If you’ve watched or read Sharpe you’ll know the French employed young boys as drummers in their infantry regiments. So did the British, but what’s less well known is the number of children employed in the Royal Navy at that time.

MM Bennetts explains here

Boy Sailors during the age of Nelson and Napoleon

~ by cavalrytales on May 22, 2013.

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