Poverty and Welfare in Guernsey, 1560-2015

Poverty and Welfare in Guernsey, 1560-2015

Author: Rose-Marie Crossan

Publisher: Boydell & Brewer

ISBN: 9781783270408

Category: History

Page: 358

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An account of poor relief in Guernsey from the Reformation to the twenty-first century, incorporating a detailed case-study of the St Peter Port workhouse and an outline of the development of Guernsey's modern social security system.

Corsairs and Navies, 1600-1760

Corsairs and Navies, 1600-1760

Author: J. S. Bromley

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9780826446589

Category: History

Page: 534

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Two societies, two conceptions of justice, collaborated and collided when French forces stormed Cartagena of the Indies in May 1697. For their commander, the baron de Pointis, a naval captain in the mould of Drake, this bloody if strategically pointless success fulfilled a long-postponed design "that might be both honourable and advantageous", with ships lent and soldiers (but not seamen) paid by the King, who in return would take the Crown's usual one-fifth interest in such "preis de vaisseaux", the remaining costs falling on private subscribers, in this case no less than 666 of them, headed by courtiers, financiers, naval contractors and officers of both pen and sword.' According to Pointis, peace rumours restricted the flow of advances and the expedition, nearly 4,000 strong when it sailed out of Brest, was weaker than he had planned, especially if it should prove difficult to use the ships' crews ashore.

Foul deeds & suspicious deaths in Guernsey

Foul deeds & suspicious deaths in Guernsey

Author: Glynis Cooper

Publisher: Casemate Publishers

ISBN: 9781845630089

Category: Murder

Page: 177

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Contains chapters that investigate the darker side of humanity in cases of murder, deceit and pure malice. From crimes of passion to opportunistic killings and coldly premeditated acts of murder, this work recounts the spectrum of criminality, bringing to life the sinister history of Guernsey from the Middle Ages to the twentieth century.