Eric will be discussing The Worcester incident of 1705.
Programme 3: The Sea
Scotland’s links with the sea take many forms: in fishing, in wartime action, in naval service and in trading.
With 18,500 kilometres of coastline, and the sea lochs and firths cutting deep into the land, no Scot lives further than 45 miles from a tidal shore. Making a living from the sea, seafaring adventures, emigration, shipbuilding, foreign trade (legal and illegal) and tourism have played their part in shaping the history of the Scottish people.
Old Royal Naval College, University of Greenwich.
The Records of the High Court of Admiralty of Scotland 1627-1750
A catalogue of the 3,700 cases heard by this court with synopsis of the case, its pursers and defenders. Offers a unique insight in Scots dealings at home and abroad - including slaving, piracy, privateers and transatlantic ventures.
(with Tom Barclay)
Ayrshire Archaeological & Natural History Society, Monograph 30, 2005. Paperback, illustrated, 102 pages.
This account describes in detail the families, vessels, cargoes, and destinations involved in Ayr's early transatlantic trade, set against a background of upheaval: the Civil War, the Restoration of Charles II, the Wars of the Three Kingdoms that ended the reign of James VII (or II), and the Union of the Parliaments of England and Scotland in 1707.
Ayrshire Archaeological & Natural History Society, Monograph 8, September 1993, 48 pages.