Hi, My name is Keith, Ive been a subscriber to BBC History Magazine for about 2-3 years, but didnt realise there was a forum here!.
I am interested gernerally in the Napoleonic era and in naval history in particular. If anyone is also interested in napoleonic naval history, it would be good to hear from you. I am currently in the process of setting up a forum board (similar to this but dedicated to life at sea between 1750 and 1820) but its very early days, site has only been up and running a week and i'm chuffed to say at the moment we have 8 members
. I would welcome any comments people might have about the site and of course, contributions to it by way of topics and discussion would be most welcome.If you feel the urge to have a look, its at www.theadmiraltyboard.co.uk
. I find my own particular naval interest is not about the battles and engagements, but the daily life onboard-I have been doing a lot of reading about roles and responsibilities when at sea and find the detail fascinating. As a collector of antiquarian books, Ive managed to combine the two interests by recently aquiring an original 1808 copy of "His majestys regulations for service at sea" which is a fascinating contemporary source. We also have a member who has an interest in Scurvy and it's prevention, which has sparked an interesting chat.
Anyway, better sign off now, feel like I've rambled on enough!