Boys at Sea: Sodomy, Indecency, and Courts Martial in Nelson's Navy

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Springer, Jul 12, 2007 - History - 245 pages
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Boys at Sea is a study of homoerotic life in the Royal Navy during the age of sail. The book traces every feature of sexual life at sea, including seduction, rape, prostitution, courts martial, and the punishments meted out to those convicted of violating the stern moral code set down in the Articles of War .
 

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Contents

1 Law Literature Sodomy and Royal Navy Officers
1
2 Regulating Sodomy in the PreNelson Navy
26
3 Ratings with Ratings Ratings with Boys
46
4 Officers and Boys at Sea
80
5 Warrant Officers Petty Officers and their Boys
104
6 Sodomy Indecency and HMS Africaine
130
7 The Last Sex Court Martial
158
Notes
176
Works Cited
217
Index
232
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B. R. BURG is Professor of History at Arizona State University, UK. He is the author of numerous books and articles on seafarers and sexuality in the age of sail.

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