Admiral Jackson of Verno Christchurch 1787-1876

£4.50

Admiral Jackson of Verno Christchurch 1787-1876

£4.50

He joined the Royal Navy at the age of 14, deserted, was forced back on board a British ship by a press gang, made a prisoner by the French… and ended up an admiral.

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Robert Franklin

64 Pages | b&w illustrations

210x148mm, Paperback
9781897887738

He joined the Royal Navy at the age of 14, deserted, was forced back on board a British ship by a press gang, made a prisoner by the French… and ended up an admiral.
Admiral Jackson is not an outstanding figure in history and his story, remarkable as it is in some respects, is not unique. He had all the qualities needed by an officer in the Royal Navy in the nineteenth century, during and after the Napoleonic Wars, and others that won him the affection of his family and the respect of his neighbours when he left the sea; no more can be claimed for him than that.
One reason that makes this account of his life and career seem worthwhile, all the same, is that it brings together material from his incomplete memoir, The Perilous Adventures and Vicissitudes of a Naval Officer , edited by Harold Burrows, and material from other sources, in particular a more recent book, Hampshire Family: The Reverend Burrows and his Progeny , by Edward H. Burrows.
Another reason is that the story is part of the nineteenth century history of Highcliffe.

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Weight 0.2 kg
Dimensions 21 x 15 x 0.3 cm

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