Tuesday, June 16, 2009

16 June 1634: Punishment aboard royal ships

A quick MEMSO extract that records the harshness of punishment aboard ships, but also the rather quaint nature of 17th century insults. 'Huble Buble' hardly seems a deadly offence, even in the 17th century, and seems, according to the OED, to have implied the ship's master was confused and unclear. Click on the image to see full size text.