King's Cutters and Smugglers, 1700-1855 ePUB ê King's

King's Cutters and Smugglers, 1700-1855 ePUB ê King's

King's Cutters and Smugglers, 1700-1855 ❮PDF❯ ✩ King's Cutters and Smugglers, 1700-1855 Author Edward Keble Chatterton – Centrumpowypadkowe.co.uk This book was converted from its physical edition to the digital format by a community of volunteers You may find it for free on the web Purchase of the Kindle edition includes wireless delivery This book and Smugglers, MOBI ô was converted from its physical edition to the digital format by a community of volunteers You may find it for free on the web Purchase of the Kindle edition includes wireless delivery.


10 thoughts on “King's Cutters and Smugglers, 1700-1855

  1. Debbie Zapata Debbie Zapata says:

    This 1912 book was interesting at first, with the first few chapters giving a broad history of smuggling along the British coastlines But then the author spent a lot of time on data, which was important but very dry to read Some of the later chapters wereenergetic, with lots of tales about sea chases and the two sides smugglers and Revenue officers trying to outwit each other Unfortunately, those stories soon began to feel like slight variations of the same adventure, which of course This 1912 book was interesting at first, with the first few chapters giving a broad history of smuggling along the British coastlines But then the author spent a lot of time on data, which was important but very dry to read Some of the later chapters wereenergetic, with lots of tales about sea chases and the two sides smugglers and Revenue officers trying to outwit each other Unfortunately, those stories soon began to feel like slight variations of the same adventure, which of course they were, but still.The author was quite proud of himself for the research he did into the subject, and he really did an amazing job of digging through various records from long ago He explained why the smugglers were able to be so strong for so long lots of wars to divert the officials until after Napoleon was finally put away for good and showed how the Revenue Service developed and what happened to the smugglers when they were caught Some were tried and transported, some were forced to join the Royal Navy as common sailors Imagine being the commander of a warship with the majority of your crew bloodthirsty ex smugglers I never knew that in the early early days wool was smuggled out of England, sold in France, and then the cloth was smuggled back in Gloves were also a major item for the smugglers at one point in history, but I never could see the reason why Silks, brandy, tea, china,paintings, all manner of things could be cargo, usually earning lots of profit for the men who risked the trips There were lots of details about how contraband was hidden inside legitimate cargo or else tucked away inside special secret pockets around the ships This was my favorite example imagine the time it must have taken to prepareFour sacks said to contain potatoes from the Channel Isles were opened by the Revenue officers at a certain port, and, on being examined, it was found that these were not potatoes at all They were so many rolls of tobacco which had been fashioned to resemble the size and form of the vegetable, and then covered artfully over with a thin skin and finally clayed over so cleverly that they had every appearance of the potatoes they pretended to be I like sea stories, and I agree with the author that in the case of Revenue Officer versus smuggler, these true stories and the actual history of the topic is frequentlyamazing than many of the tales from fiction But I did skim quite a few of the chapters The author s writing style did not live up to his topic Good for detailed historic information, though


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