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Contraband and Commerce

IPPMSN Event: ‘Contraband and Commerce’, Liverpool, 21 July 2017

The International Postgraduate Port and Maritime Studies Network (IPPMSN) are hosting an event exploring the worlds of legal and elicit trade on 21 July 2017. Liverpool John Moores University. Free entry. Speakers are: Alex Taylor (University of Sheffield) – ‘Bristol’s first tawny age: the tobacco trade to Bristol in the seventeenth century.’ Benjamin Jennings (Swansea University) […]

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Dead Men Telling Tales: Maritime Gibbet Lore in Nineteenth-Century Popular Culture

The practice of gibbeting, also known more specifically as hanging in irons, or hanging in chains, was a particularly macabre punishment for a variety of convicted felons, and yet it is the image of the pirate cadaver swinging eerily in the breeze, which appears to have become most engrained in popular culture since the eighteenth […]

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