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In 1722 Philip Ashton was the 20 year old skipper of a small Marblehead fishing boat. Ashore the New Englanders were under continuous threat from the native Mi’kmaqs; at sea, with all other Atlantic mariners, from a wave of piracy which was perhaps part of the fallout of the end of the War of...
“Whosoever commands the sea, commands the trade;
whosoever commands the trade commands the riches of the world,
and consequently the world itself.”
Sir Walter Raleigh.
Chris Parry is a former RN officer, retiring in 2008 after holding the position of Director General, Developments, Concepts...