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Three small drawings illustrating a cautionary tale about Three Sailors from Bristol. Sailor hanged from the yard arm, sailor being flogged and humble sailor with an admiral and fighting ship
|Description||This late 19th-century drawing humorously shows the brutal side of Royal Naval discipline and punishment. Many crimes, including mutiny and desertion, carried the death penalty in the 1800s, but it was used sparingly. Hanging made public examples of offenders, instilling obedience through terror.|
|Artist/Maker||Wyllie, William Lionel
|Credit||National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London, Caird Collection|
|Measurements||178 mm x 111 mm|
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