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Written by Kay S
(3/4/2003 11:20 a.m.)
in consequence of the missive, A few thoughts about the Naval brothers.., penned by Leif G-n
Thanks, Leif and Jason and Linden, for these very interesting posts.
I have a question about Charles Austen's naval experience. Honan mentions that Charles' wife lived with him on board his ship. Is this true? Was this a common practice? Did they have children, and if so, did the children live with them on board?
After reading the many interesting posts here on Regency naval life (the cat-o-nine-tails thread below comes to mind, shudders) I am surprised that women (so sheltered in Regency society) and/or children would have been permitted exposure to such a life. And what happened with the women/children during battle?
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