Master and Madman: The Surprising Rise and Disastrous Fall of the Hon Anthony Lockwood RN

Master and Madman: The Surprising Rise and Disastrous Fall of the Hon Anthony Lockwood RN

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Despite the coming social reforms undertaken at home, the world of the Georgian British Empire was nothing if not class-conscious and leery of outsiders. But Anthony Lockwood, with no known certain record of his parentage and whose first appearance in history is his signing onto the USS Iphigenia in Jamaica in 1795, certainly broke through this mould. His naval record almost exactly spanned the French wars and the War of 1812, and he was commended for bravery in… (more)