FREE central London event
17:15-18:30, 20 February 2018
Wolfson Room I, Institute of Historical Research, Senate House, London, WC1 7HU
Dr Caroline Withall will explore the lives of poor boys who went to sea during the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. Meet apprentices like Edward Kelly, who was beaten so badly he lost the use of his arm, William Cakebread, who was jailed for smuggling, and William Brook, a ‘boy of colour’ recommended by the Lord Mayor of London.