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A black cloth bound book with gilt lettering to the spine - Condition is FINE (as new).

Wrapper is unclipped and condition is also FINE

272 pages. 160 mm. x 240 mm. 25 mm.

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MASTER & MADMAN

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

by PETER THOMAS & NICHOLAS TRACY

First published in Great Britain in 2012 by
Seaforth Publishing
Pen & Sword Books Ltd., Barnsley, Yorkshire

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Anthony Lockwood's story is at the heart of the Georgian Navy though the man himself has never taken centre stage in its history. His naval career — described by himself as 'twenty five years' incessant peregrination' — began when he was
caught by a press gang, and almost exactly spanned the period of the French wars and the War of 1812. Lockwood was commended for bravery in action against the French; was present at the Spithead Mutiny; shipwrecked and imprisoned in
France; appointed master attendant of the naval yard at Bridgetown, Barbados, during the year the slave trade was abolished; and served as an hydrographer in the English Channel and the West Indies before beginning his three-year
marine survey of Nova Scotia and the Bay of Fundy. Against the odds he managed to finesse a treasury appointment as Surveyor General of New Brunswick and became
the right-hand man of the Governor, General Smyth.
Deeply ingrained in his character, however, was a democratic determination
that was out of step with the authoritarian character of the Navy and the aristocratic
one of New Brunswick. His expectation of social justice verged on madness, and when he finally succumbed to lunacy it was in the defence of democracy. The turbulence of the times inspired

Lockwood to stage a one-man coup d'etat that ended with him being jailed and shipped back to London to live out his days as a pensioner and mental patient. Truly a dramatic rise and a tragic fall.

Peter Thomas was Professor of English at the University of New Brunswick, Canada, who became interested in Lockwood when researching the founding of the first Welsh settlements in Canada. This research extended twenty years and before his death in 2007 he asked Nicholas Tracy, the distinguished naval historian — whose recent books include Nelson's Battles and The Battle of Quiberon Bay 1759 — to complete the work.

MASTER & MADMAN - The Surprising Rise and Disastrous Fall of the Hon Anthony Lockwood RN by Peter Thomas & Nicholas Tracy. This epic story of a Georgian sailor presents a honest and gritty picture of the Royal Navy at war, and rare insights into social change in an age of aristocracy and revolution.

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