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Puget Sound Region: Navy "Brass"

Apr 19

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

How Did Admiral Cross and Captain Wentworth Make Their Money?

unnamedIn addition to being an important recruitment incentive, prize money vitally supplemented Royal Navy wages during Jane Austen's time. This session will explore how prize money worked, its impact on the Navy—especially on individual officers—and its good and bad effects.

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