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Talk: Jane Austen: Navel Valour and Family Values

National Waterfront Museum
21 October 2017, 11am
Cost Free
Suitability Adults

In the middle of the 18th C the navy was often regarded almost as an outlaw society of tyranny, squalor, drunkenness and incompetence, but by Nelson`s time and the war against Napoleon the view overall was that they were heroes, saviours of the nation, and in many ways the epitome of a sound social structure..

Join this anniversary lecture with Andrew Varney (Swansea University), to hear how Jane Austen`s writings can be placed in this context to show that she was alive to more than simply the comings and goings of her own small world.


Organised by Historical Association, Swansea Branch.

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