Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Braddock's Tars: Common Sailors and the Braddock Expedition

On behalf of Carlyle House Historic Park I'll be speaking at the Lyceum in Alexandria, Virginia Monday, March 26 regarding a little known party of thirty-three Royal Navy sailors that marched with Braddock's 1755 expedition to attack Fort Duquesne. In Braddock's Tars: Common Sailors and the Braddock Expedition, I will use their story as a lens to look at the larger picture of common sailors in the British Atlantic World. The talk begins at 7 PM, and you can RSVP right here.

Detail from A View of the Taking of Quebec September 13th: 1759,
published by Laurie & Whittle, 1797, John Carter Brown Library of Early American Images

If Virginia to too far for you, I'll be speaking on the broader topic of sailors in combined operations in the French and Indian War in my talk From Braddock to Wolfe: Royal Navy Seamen Ashore in North America as part of Fort Ticonderoga's twenty-third annual War College of the Seven Years War from May 18-20.

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