February 13th Time Travel: Being a Merchant Sailor During the Napoleonic Wars

During the Napoleonic Wars, a method of “Enlistment” in Britain changed from being a few individuals forced into Press Gangs to thousands of Merchant sailors, people off the street and so many others to increase their numbers. This plot line was directed to me from Charlie Hickmott (@CharlieHickmott) along with his podcast, Everything and Nothing.

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Don’t forget – Tonight, February 13th, 2023: I am doing a livestream of my weekly “After Work Pints” starting at 6:30 p.m. EST. I’ll answer your questions on this video and chat about all of the other amazing stories that came out of this research.

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