Boys at Sea: Sodomy, Indecency, and Courts Martial in Nelson's Navy
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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2 Regulating Sodomy in the PreNelson Navy
3 Ratings with Ratings Ratings with Boys
4 Officers and Boys at Sea
5 Warrant Officers Petty Officers and their Boys
6 Sodomy Indecency and HMS Africaine
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